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Towards a practical inclusive design approach

Towards a practical inclusive design approach

Keates, Simeon ORCID: 0000-0002-2826-672X, Clarkson, P. John, Harrison, Lee-Anne and Robinson, Peter (2000) Towards a practical inclusive design approach. In: Proceedings on the 2000 conference on Universal Usability (CUU '00 ). ACM, New York, NY, USA, pp. 45-52. ISBN 1-58113-314-6 (doi:

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It is known that many products are not accessible to large sections of the population. Designers instinctively design for able-bodied users and are either unaware of the needs of users with different capabilities, or do not know how to accommodate their needs into the design cycle.

This aim of this paper is to present a methodological design approach for implementing inclusive design. A summary of the principal methods for designing for users with different capabilities is given along with a description of a model, the Inclusive Design Cube, that displays how the different approaches are complementary and can provide complete population coverage. A case study of the design of an information point for use in a post office, shall be used to highlight the use of the model.

Item Type: Conference Proceedings
Title of Proceedings: Proceedings on the 2000 conference on Universal Usability (CUU '00 )
Additional Information: [1] Publication of CUU'00 ACM Conference on Universal Usability, which was held in Washington, DC, USA — 16-17 November, 2000 [2] Acknowledgements (funding): We would like to thank ... TPO and the EPSRC for funding this research [3] Copyright: © 2000 ACM
Uncontrolled Keywords: towards practical inclusive design approach, Case study, user-aware design, functional impairments
Subjects: Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
Faculty / School / Research Centre / Research Group: Faculty of Engineering & Science
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