The UI design of treadmill for elders based on Affordance theory

  • 甘 明翰

Student thesis: Master's Thesis


The trend of " Anti-aging instead of elderly care" is highly concerned by modern people Upon all kinds of exercising equipment treadmill is the most popular which is poor at user-friendly interface especially for elder peoples Base on the concept of Affordance we focus on the problem from survey feedback redesigning three types of control panel in order to discuss the experience under complex considerations Using 4 main general design principles which are "Equitable Use" "Flexibility in Use" "Simple and Intuitive" and "Perceptible Information" improving the System Usability Scale (SUS) by develop it into a new content with 18 projects to be examine In this research three different control panels is tested by testers which were asked to examine the model and finish the SUS survey With the feedback data we can analyze the design elements which fit elder people And by weighting with different value we create the panel design check list then survey again to ensure the elements improve popularity of the model effectively at last make the new interface of the module Designer can quantize the result of model by using panel design check list further realize whether the element fits the core concept or not and improve with follow-up revising
Date of Award2016 Aug 8
Original languageEnglish
SupervisorShih-Wen Hsiao (Supervisor)

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