Product and space analysis using the product perception method
Moreno García, Mario Osmar Antonio
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In this chapter, the data collection is presented, where the base is the study of a group of elderly people in eight nursery houses and two hospitals in Bogota, Colombia. The objective of this research is to look through industrial design and the analysis of existing products, in which way the designer could offer an improvement to the products and with that how to increase the life expectancy. The user perception method is applied, therefore, and the interview was performed as a sequence of questions, where the perception of an elder of existing personal hygiene products is analyzed through a collection of data. The necessity of designing an ergonomic chair that allows performing activities of personal hygiene in the shower was identified, and the requirements for the designing of the product were identified. Finally, the designer will dedicate to find products that best fit their daily needs.
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