To prepare for changes in South Korea’s aging population and travel trends for senior citizens, this article analyzes constraints relate to travel. It also suggests a mobile application that removes analyzed constraints for active seniors’ free- independent travel and motivates active seniors to travel by themselves. For this, we researched the fundamental constraints of individuals’ senior trip that based on the leisure constraints model and applied the Design thinking methodology to propose the solution. Therefore, TRAVEL READER application prototype is developed. By using ICT which provides a tool for active seniors to improve accessing to travel information, this service could eliminate the digital divide, limitation on information, and psychological burdens like fear. Consequently, the application can remove barriers of free-independent travel for seniors and motivate them to enjoy their trip without psychological burdens. It would contribute to promote tourism industry targeting active seniors.
Kim, Mirae; Park, Jihye; Jeong, Dahye; Park, Jaehyun; and Han, Semi, "TRAVEL READER:Free Independent Travel Application for Active Senior by Design Thinking Approach" (2018). PACIS 2018 Proceedings. 279.