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Implementing Accessible Themed Roads through the Analysis of Electric Wheelchair User Experiences

  • Journal of The Korea Society of Computer and Information
  • Abbr : JKSCI
  • 2023, 28(11), pp.147-154
  • DOI : 10.9708/jksci.2023.28.11.147
  • Publisher : The Korean Society Of Computer And Information
  • Research Area : Engineering > Computer Science
  • Received : October 11, 2023
  • Accepted : October 31, 2023
  • Published : November 30, 2023

Je-Seung Woo 1 Ji-Hui Nam 1 Sun-Gi Hong 1

1(주)경성테크놀러지

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ABSTRACT

In this paper, we propose a barrier-free course route navigation service named "Theme Road" aimed at improving the mobility and convenience for elderly electric wheelchair users with walking disabilities. To achieve this goal, we conducted a user survey through shadowing and in-depth interviews to gather insights on the challenges experienced by elderly electric wheelchair users. We identified potential solutions for each inconvenience through co-creation workshops, resulting in a set of design considerations and app functionalities. Using persona development and service scenarios, we designed and implemented the "Theme Road" service as a dedicated navigation application for barrier-free course navigation. Unlike conventional route navigation and mapping services, our study stands out by offering a unique approach that combines recommended destinations and safe routes based on experiential analysis from elderly electric wheelchair users.

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This paper was written with support from the National Research Foundation of Korea.