APPLICATION OF THE INFORMATIONAL PHASE OF THE PROJECT ON THE DESIGN OF TOILETS FOR ELDERLY

Autores

  • Roseane Santos da Silva Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Clariana Fischer Brendler Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Fábio Gonçalves Teixeira Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Vilson João Batista Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul
  • Régio Pierre da Silva Universidade Fedeal do Rio Grande do Sul

Resumo

The increase in life expectancy of the Brazilian population has raised awareness about the importance of studying the needs and difficulties of elderly individuals in their everyday activities. Thus, the aim of this paper is to discuss the development of new products for bathroom and toilet environment - especially during the informational phase of the project. The study focused on elderly users needs and demands by analyzing: function, usage and ergonomic aspects of the products available in the market. For this purpose, a field survey was performed at the Oscar José Pithan Shelter, located in Santa Maria-RS.  Direct observation and semi-structured interviews were used to understand and record the use of bathroom and toilet environment by the target audience. The research provided subsidies/support for the development of new products especially during the informational and conceptual project phases that indicated description for the Final Product Project.

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Biografia do Autor

Roseane Santos da Silva, Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul

Desenhista Industrial - projeto de produtos pela universidade federal de santa maria (2011), mestranda do curso de pos-graduação em design com enfase em design e tecnologia.

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Publicado

2013-03-06

Como Citar

SILVA, Roseane Santos da; BRENDLER, Clariana Fischer; TEIXEIRA, Fábio Gonçalves; BATISTA, Vilson João; DA SILVA, Régio Pierre. APPLICATION OF THE INFORMATIONAL PHASE OF THE PROJECT ON THE DESIGN OF TOILETS FOR ELDERLY. Human Factors in Design, Florianópolis, v. 1, n. 2, 2013. Disponível em: https://revistas.udesc.br/index.php/hfd/article/view/2967. Acesso em: 22 maio. 2024.