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Design for an Aging Population: Design Research Towards Viable Bus Use for an Aging Population By Trygve Faste
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This study sought to increase understanding of the obstacles faced by people with impairments in vision, hearing and/or mobility, which are common issues for older people, and generate physical... More > product solutions. The research was conducted to conceptualize products, structures and services to reduce or eliminate these obstacles. With a focus on the Eugene, OR, public bus system, elderly riders were surveyed and interviewed. Designers rode on buses noting what worked well and where problems arose. Five ride-along observations of older and disabled persons who had mobility, hearing and/or vision impairments were conducted. Two focus groups at Lane County Independent Living Alliance (LILA) with experts on public transportation and disabilities were conducted. This research shows that aging riders face conceptual, physical and social barriers that impact their willingness to use buses.< Less

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