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Developing cognitive capability scale for inclusive product design

Developing cognitive capability scale for inclusive product design

Langdon, P., Keates, S. and Clarkson, P. J. (2003) Developing cognitive capability scale for inclusive product design. In: DS 31: Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm: Innovation. The Design Society, Stockholm, Sweden, pp. 111-112. ISBN 1-904670-00-8

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Abstract

In order to assess capability for product design, we aimed to develop new scales to assess the cognitive capability ranges for individuals by using items from the existing UK ONS scale to construct new scales, re-analysed in terms of cognitive requirements. The new scales were constructed by classifying each test item with reference to a simple cognitive user model representing an overview of cognition constructed from well-established findings in mainstream cognitive science [1]. Using the original data from 7,500 interviews of the original survey, new scorings were re-calculated from the resulting scales. These new scales: (1) Executive Function, (2) Memory, and (3) Expression and Comprehension, were compared with data from the existing scales in terms of the amounts of impairment indicated for a number of capability ranges. As a result, suggestions for the improvement of the ONS scales as measures of cognitive capability in product design were identified.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: DS 31: Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm: Innovation
Additional Information: [1] Full paper no.: DS31_1206FPB [2] Pages: 111-112 (exec.summ.) [3] International conference on engineering design ICED 03 was held in Stockholm, Sweden 19-21 August 2003 [4] Acknowledgments (funding): The authors wish to thank the UK Engineering and Physical Sciences Research council (GR/M69470/01) and The Royal Mail Group for funding this research.
Uncontrolled Keywords: developing cognitive capability scales inclusive product design, Product design, customer demands, empirical study
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 09:31
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12954

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