Degree Type

Thesis

Date of Award

2010

Degree Name

Master of Arts

Department

Art and Design

First Advisor

Lori Brunner

Abstract

This study identifies challenges experienced by older adults within the grocery retail

environment. Evaluation of design features is based on user input to identify areas that work well versus those that could benefit from replacement, enhancement or redesign. The objective is to promote greater independence in the task of grocery shopping. Results from this study are of interest to design professionals, retail grocery store management and developers regarding the changing needs and preferences of the aging population segment in the grocery store setting.

Data collection for this study is based on a series of focus group meetings at four different locations. Participants were older community members who live independently, cook for themselves and grocery shop at least twice a week.

DOI

https://doi.org/10.31274/etd-180810-2791

Copyright Owner

Shelley A. Steenblock

Language

en

Date Available

2012-04-30

File Format

application/pdf

File Size

190 pages

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