USABILITY/ACCESSIBILITY
Randall Arnold
Nokia Developer Ambassador
Presented by Nokia Developer and
DVLUP, our exciting new developer
incentive program
In support of the 2013 Accessibility
Summit, April 19 through 20
http://accessibilitysummit.org/
PREMISE
Smartphones and other personal devices are increasingly offering us more
ways to connect with each other and the r...
“A DAY MADE OF GLASS”
Corning
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OptqxagZDfM
THE USER FUTURE LOOKS
GOOD, IF YOU CAN SEE IT
• How would sightless people benefit from the
advances shown in the previous...
WHAT’S IN THE WORKS…
Haptics. In the near future, surfaces will raise
and contort to meet a user’s needs.
Pushbuttons will...
FUTURE ADVANCES WILL BE GREAT… WHAT
DO WE DO NOW TO ACCOMMODATE
PHYSICALLY-CHALLENGED USERS?
For discussion
SOME APPROACHES
Typically designers are told to remember color
to signal intent…
…so how do we accommodate the color-blind...
“HOW BLIND PEOPLE USE INSTAGRAM”
Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic (TommyEdison.com)
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1e7ZCKQfMA
CONCLUSION
When we see a success story like Tommy Edison’s, it’s easy to assume
“problem solved”. But there’s still more t...
THANK YOU
Randall Arnold
Nokia Developer Ambassador
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Usability/Accessibility 2013

  1. 1. USABILITY/ACCESSIBILITY Randall Arnold Nokia Developer Ambassador
  2. 2. Presented by Nokia Developer and DVLUP, our exciting new developer incentive program
  3. 3. In support of the 2013 Accessibility Summit, April 19 through 20 http://accessibilitysummit.org/
  4. 4. PREMISE Smartphones and other personal devices are increasingly offering us more ways to connect with each other and the resources we deem important. But as the emphasis on touch grows, and buttons disappear, how are we impacting people with physical challenges?
  5. 5. “A DAY MADE OF GLASS” Corning
  6. 6. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OptqxagZDfM
  7. 7. THE USER FUTURE LOOKS GOOD, IF YOU CAN SEE IT • How would sightless people benefit from the advances shown in the previous video? • What can be done beyond slick touch interfaces?
  8. 8. WHAT’S IN THE WORKS… Haptics. In the near future, surfaces will raise and contort to meet a user’s needs. Pushbuttons will emerge from flat surfaces on- the-fly. Perceptual computing. Intel, Microsoft and others are focusing on gesture and expression recognition to enable natural modes of user engagement. Mood detection. Sensors will adjust our experiences and engagement modes based on how we feel. Tense? Your smartphone will deflect incoming calls that aren’t emergencies.
  9. 9. FUTURE ADVANCES WILL BE GREAT… WHAT DO WE DO NOW TO ACCOMMODATE PHYSICALLY-CHALLENGED USERS? For discussion
  10. 10. SOME APPROACHES Typically designers are told to remember color to signal intent… …so how do we accommodate the color-blind users? The sightless? “pause” “stop” “go”
  11. 11. “HOW BLIND PEOPLE USE INSTAGRAM” Tommy Edison, the Blind Film Critic (TommyEdison.com)
  12. 12. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=P1e7ZCKQfMA
  13. 13. CONCLUSION When we see a success story like Tommy Edison’s, it’s easy to assume “problem solved”. But there’s still more that we can do in the area of usability and accessibility. When you develop software, ask yourself how it could be used by those with physical challenges.
  14. 14. THANK YOU Randall Arnold Nokia Developer Ambassador

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