Scenario Development for Successful Aeging with Robot Companions

Katja Richter, Nicola Döring


To illustrate how service-robots for healthcare can support independent living of older people three normative, narrative scenarios were systematically developed. In the sense of a user-centered design, scenarios are a promising opportunity to involve the target groups in the development and implementation process. Each scenario illustrates a different but typical day of an elderly person living with such a robot. Scenarios intend to encourage a lively but focused discussion of future technologies with different target groups. The personas (hypothetical but concrete prototypes of user groups describing specific requirements and usage behavior) were derived from the state-of-the-art concerning the every-day life of older people and the results of a qualitative interview-study focused on the structures and schedules of the seniors’ daily routines. Additionally, key dimensions of the scenario space (specification of service-robots, older people and living environments) as well as descriptors characterizing each dimension, were identified by means of an exhaustive, systematic literature review and consistency analysis. The paper presents the scenario development process, the scenarios and their use in evaluation studies.


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author={Katja Richter and Nicola Döring},
title={Scenario Development for Successful Aeging with Robot Companions},
booktitle={Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,},

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Richter K. and Döring N. (2015). Scenario Development for Successful Aeging with Robot Companions . In Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell, ISBN 978-989-758-102-1, pages 211-218. DOI: 10.5220/0005429402110218

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JO - Proceedings of the 1st International Conference on Information and Communication Technologies for Ageing Well and e-Health - Volume 1: ICT4AgeingWell,
TI - Scenario Development for Successful Aeging with Robot Companions
SN - 978-989-758-102-1
AU - Richter K.
AU - Döring N.
PY - 2015
SP - 211
EP - 218
DO - 10.5220/0005429402110218