Computer based information gathering

Norman Alm, Kenny Morrison, Peter Gregor, Nick Hine, Sian Joel, Katrina Hands, Marja H. Van Weeren

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    Toilets and toilet habits are perceived as a taboo subject that people may be reluctant or embarrassed to talk openly about. In the past, appropriately designed Computer Based Interviews have been shown to encourage more honest answers to sensitive questions than other forms of interview, and can be more interesting and engaging that filling out a paper questionnaire. This chapter presents Dundee University's role within the Friendly Restroom project which was primarily to provide Computer Based Interviews and other computer-based requirements gathering tools to be used to elicit toileting requirements of elderly people. Dundee University also investigated the feasibility of using Virtual Reality technologies, such as 3D environments and 360 degree panoramas, to support this information and requirements gathering.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationA friendly rest room
    Subtitle of host publicationdeveloping toilets of the future for disabled and elderly people
    EditorsJohan F. M. Molenbroek, John Mantas, Renate de Bruin
    Place of PublicationAmsterdam
    PublisherIOS Press
    Number of pages14
    ISBN (Electronic)9781607507529
    ISBN (Print)9781607507512
    Publication statusPublished - 2011

    Publication series

    NameAssistive technology research series
    PublisherIOS Press
    ISSN (Print)1383-813X


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