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Assessing inclusivity throughout the design process

Assessing inclusivity throughout the design process

Cardoso, C., Keates, S. and Clarkson, P. J. (2003) Assessing inclusivity throughout the design process. In: DS 31: Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm: Innovation and customer demands. The Design Society, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 45-46. ISBN 1-904670-00-8

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Abstract

Everyday design solutions often cause unnecessary levels of discomfort or even exclusion, affecting mainly older adult users and people of all ages with a variety of functional impairments. Designers’ intuitive and informal approaches to the evaluation of product usability and accessibility attributes are insufficient when addressing the needs of a wider population. This paper discusses the advantages of using more formal assessment approaches throughout the entire design process. A case study on domestic appliances illustrates the comparison between the implementation of three different assessment methods.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: DS 31: Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm: Innovation and customer demands
Additional Information: [1] Full paper no.: DS31_1063FPB [2] Pages: 45-46 (exec.summ.) [3] International conference on engineering design ICED 03 was held in Stockholm, Sweden 19-21 August 2003 [4] Acknowledgments (funding): Carlos Cardoso is funded by the ‘Fundação para a Ciência e a Tecnologia – Ministerio da Ciência’, Portugal.
Uncontrolled Keywords: inclusivity throughout the design process, usability and accessibility, functional capabilities, assessment methods
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 14 Oct 2016 09:30
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Selected for GREAT 2017: None
Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12748

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