The role of simulation in designing for universal access

Simeon Keates, Peter Looms

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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.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationUniversal 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
EditorsStephanidis Constantine , Antona Margherita
Volume8513
PublisherSpringer
Publication date2014
Pages54-63
ISBN (Print)978-3-319-07436-8
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-319-07437-5
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2014
Event16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2014) - Heraklion, Crete, Greece
Duration: 22 Jun 201427 Jun 2014
http://www.hcii2014.org/

Conference

Conference16th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction (HCI 2014)
CountryGreece
CityHeraklion, Crete
Period22/06/201427/06/2014
Internet address
SeriesLecture Notes in Computer Science
ISSN0302-9743

Keywords

  • Computer Science (all)
  • Theoretical Computer Science
  • impairments
  • simulation
  • universal access
  • User-centred design
  • Artificial intelligence
  • Computer science
  • Computers
  • Participatory design
  • Products and services
  • Universal access
  • User centred design
  • Human computer interaction

Cite this

Keates, S., & Looms, P. (2014). The role of simulation in designing for universal access. In S. Constantine , & A. Margherita (Eds.), 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 (Vol. 8513, pp. 54-63). Springer. Lecture Notes in Computer Science https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-07437-5_6