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Title: Accessing user information for use in design
Authors: McGinley, C
Dong, H
Keywords: Inclusive design;Universal access;Design support tools;Ergonomics;User data
Issue Date: 2009
Publisher: Springer-Verlag
Citation: Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, Addressing Diversity, 5th International Conference, UAHCI 2009, held as part of HCI International 2009, San Diego, CA, USA, 19-24 July 2009. Published in Lecture Notes in Computer Science, 5614/2009: 116-125
Abstract: This paper investigates the issue of accessibility of data and end user information in a typical design development project, the barriers that exist, and how relevant user information might be presented through ergonomic data tools. The barriers typically include a combination of financial outlet, time expenditure and lengthy sourcing of suitable user groups, all of which could be reduced through effective use of tools. Ergonomics information and data useful for ‘inclusive’ design outputs can be underused in design development at a professional level. This study reports on tool concept development and a co-design workshop, which were carried out as part of ongoing research into effective communication of user data to designers in more human and engaging ways.
Description: © Springer-Verlag, Berlin/Heidelberg 2009. The full and final version of this article can be accessed at the link below.
ISBN: 978-3-642-02706-2
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Dept of Design Research Papers

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