Date of Award
Master of Arts
Art and Design
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.
Shelley A. Steenblock
Steenblock, Shelley A., "User centered design evaluation of the grocery store environment:" (2010). Graduate Theses and Dissertations. 11345.