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The role of simulation in designing for universal access

The role of simulation in designing for universal access

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X and Looms, Peter Olaf (2014) The role of simulation in designing for universal access. In: Universal access in human-computer interaction. Design and development methods for universal access: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part I. Information Systems and Applications, incl. Internet/Web, and HCI, 8513 . Springer International Publishing, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, pp. 54-63. ISBN 978-3-19-07437-5 ISSN 0302-9743 (Print), 1611-3349 (Online) (doi:https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07437-5_6)

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Abstract

It is known that the adoption of user-centred design processes can lead to more universally accessible products and services. However, the most frequently cited approach to user-centred design, i.e. participatory design, can be both problematic and expensive to implement., particularly over the difficulty of finding and recruiting suitable participants. Simulation aids offer a potentially cost-effective replacement or complement to participatory design. This paper examines a number of the issues associated with the use of simulation aids when designing for Universal Access. It concludes that simulation aids can play an effective role, but need to be used with due consideration over what insights they provide.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Universal access in human-computer interaction. Design and development methods for universal access: 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014, Proceedings, Part I
Additional Information: The final publication is available at Springer via http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07437-5_6. Proceedings, Part I of the 8th International Conference, UAHCI 2014, Held as Part of HCI International 2014, Heraklion, Crete, Greece, June 22-27, 2014.
Uncontrolled Keywords: universal access, simulation in designing, User-centred design, simulation, impairments
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Faculty / Department / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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Last Modified: 18 Oct 2016 08:50
Selected for GREAT 2016: None
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Selected for GREAT 2018: None
Selected for GREAT 2019: None
URI: http://gala.gre.ac.uk/id/eprint/12603

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