An interdisciplinary study of methods and a short-term
The first phase of this project combines observation (experiment, observation,
and interview) with interdisciplinary analysis (discussion round by experts,
analysis). We invited senior citizens to "coffee- making," where we observed
and interviewed them in a test series.
The observations were analyzed and structured so that we could, in the
end, list the user requirements for this activity. These then formed the
basis for initial feasibility studies to show possible ways of solving
Following the meetings of the sentha research team, the second phase of
the study involved work at the Berlin University of the Arts.
In a short-term project, students described three user types, which were
determined with help from the observations and definitions of user requirements.
1. Mr. and Mrs. Schröder are having a good time
2. Mr. and Mrs. Meyer like to get comfortable
3. Mr. and Mrs. Schulze play it safe
Ideas and strategies were developed for the different user types. They
show a wide range of possible approaches. The students presented their
work on posters.
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