Glasses used for walk

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The simulated walk

1.Introduction

2. Method

2.1 Students
The students undertook the work in pairs. One with simulation material the other not. The first name in each pair was the student in the empathic design group. The rationale for the pairings was
1. To minimise risk
2. To record stream of consciousness/ interactions and issues during the walk
The pairs were:
• Mustafa Asgerali and Nowrozi Ghaffar
• Yiran Cai and Xu Ni
• Dan Hardy and Robbi Evans
• Carwyn Hong-Eveleigh and Jonathan Chou
• Jamie Thresher and Jack Hurn

2.2 Route

2.3 Equipment

2.3.1 Materials for simulation

1. Vision impairment
For eyesight, a selection of lenses, from the www.guidedogs.org.uk were used. The ones selected were those which related most significantly to old age, ie.macular degeneration, diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma and cataracts. The lenses were pasted on to clear glasses

2.3.2 Recording the journey

2.4 Research procedure

2.4.1 Ethics
2.4.2 Instructions for participants

For the simulation to work, students were requested to remain in character for the whole journey from the university to Canley or vice versa. This required them to:
1. Put on outdoor clothes
2. Carry bags
3. Journey to the station (either on foot, wheelchair, crutches) using a taxi or public transport
4. Purchase a return ticket for themselves and their companion
5. Open and drink a bottle of water
6. Use the public toilets
7. On the return trip, the debriefing occurred with half the students in ‘character’

2.4.3 Data capture sheets

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