Características e fatores humanos dos condutores seniores: oportunidades de melhoria no design interior automóvel

Susana Fernandes, J. L. Esteves, Paulo Bago de Uva, Ricardo Simoes

Resumo


Este trabalho analisa características e fatores humanos dos condutores seniores e como estes podem influenciar a experiência de condução. Analisamos estudos recentes em ergonomia, iteração e influência das tecnologias aplicadas ao design nas interfaces físicas e respetivos dispositivos de bordo automóveis, com o objetivo de identificar oportunidades de melhoria em design facilitadoras da usabilidade nas tarefas de bordo. A metodologia de investigação utilizada é descritiva, com recolha de estudos de referência no âmbito do setor automóvel, de ergonomia, de saúde e de mobilidade sénior. Concluímos que mesmo os modelos automóveis mais recentes não estabelecem os mais altos níveis de segurança e conforto que podem ser alcançados, optando alguns fabricantes por incluir recursos extra para mitigar as mudanças que decorrem do envelhecimento. Sugere-se criar um guião de recomendações de design interior automóvel para melhorar a segurança, o conforto e a inclusão dos condutores seniores. 


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design interior automóvel; fatores humanos; condutores seniores

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