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Gradually including potential users: A tool to counter design exclusions

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posted on 2022-12-07, 15:45 authored by Emilene Zitkus-De-AndradeEmilene Zitkus-De-Andrade, Patrick Langdon, P John Clarkson

The paper describes an iterative development process used to understand the suitability of different inclusive design evaluation tools applied into design practices. At the end of this process, a tool named Inclusive Design Advisor was developed, combining data related to design features of small appliances with ergonomic task demands, anthropometric data and exclusion data. When auditing a new design the tool examines the exclusion that each design feature can cause, followed by objective recommendations directly related to its features. Interactively, it allows designers or clients to balance design changes with the exclusion caused. It presents the type of information that enables designers and clients to discuss user needs and make more inclusive design decisions.

Funding

Engineering and Physical Sciences Research Council (grant number 972367)

India-UK Advanced Technology Centre (IU-ATC)

History

School

  • Design and Creative Arts

Department

  • Design

Published in

Applied Ergonomics

Volume

66

Pages

105 - 120

Publisher

Elsevier

Version

  • AM (Accepted Manuscript)

Rights holder

© Elsevier

Publisher statement

This paper was accepted for publication in the journal Applied Ergonomics and the definitive published version is available at https://doi.org/10.1016/j.apergo.2017.07.015

Acceptance date

2017-07-23

Publication date

2017-08-29

Copyright date

2017

ISSN

0003-6870

eISSN

1872-9126

Language

  • en

Depositor

Dr Emilene Zitkus De Andrade. Deposit date: 1 December 2022

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