Research Process 1:
Building empathy through simulation
In order to identify their problems in making the noodle soup, I used two approaches: personal interviews with senior citizens and assorted equipment of my own design to simulate the physical challenges of age.
Empathizing with seniors' hardships in the kitchen
The cooking process was not simple and the dish required to do many thing such as dressing and chopping ingredients.
What I found from the simulation
Hard to reach to stuffs in the shelf.
Having fatigue easily.
"The emotions that I felt while I was cooking with the equipment were frustration, distraction and sadness. I just badly wanted to finish the simulation as soon as possible."
Research Process 2:
Gaining Insights through Interviews
Interview with a senior
Findings from the interview