WHAT IS
Universal Design
Rachel Barton
January 16, 1995
111 Meters
“All along, I knew that in
the end I would still be
able to perform… So that
was what I was holding
on to. I still am.”
Ra...
BUTwhat if…
THE SOUND
of one hand
TYPING
What is universal design and
what is accessibility?
Why does one-handed
typing matter?
How might Chinese web design
and na...
WHAT IS
Universal Design
“The power of the Web is in its universality.
Access by everyone regardless of disability
is an essential aspect.”
Tim Ber...
leveling the
playing field
INACCESSIBLE
it’s not the wheelchair
IT’S THE STAIRS.
that makes a building
INACCESSIBLE
it’s not the user
IT’S THE DESIGNER.
that makes the web
examples of
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
examples of
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
examples of
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
ONEeyeball
finger
examples of
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
IS A PLAN
UNIVERSAL DESIGN
IS ACCESSIBILITY
the way we measure that plan
it is not necessarily universal
if a design is accessible
it is necessarily accessible
if a design is universal
sight touchsound cognition
it began with a tentacle
“Prosthetic Tentacle”
by Kaylene Kau
HOW
would
YOU
USE…
IF YOU
only had
ONE
HAND…
andAlex Tasha
what are
people with
ONE HAND
actually
USING
the QWERTY keyboard
was created for
EFFICIENCY
WHY DOES
one-handed typing
MATTER
THE APPLE
TYPING EXPERIENCE
THE ANDROID
TYPING EXPERIENCE
in solving the
the typing experience
FOR EVERYONE!
WE WILL IMPROVE
one handed / armed
typing issue
so how do
this problem
WE SOLVE
portable
inexpensive
easy to use ambidextrous
design
aesthetic
quickly learned
available
ergonomic
we need something that ...
VOICE
recognition
SWYPE
THE CHINESE MODEL
THE CHINESE MODEL
Hanwang handwriting recognition mouse
Chinese YAHOO
American YAHOO
BAIDU. Chinese Google Equivalent
BAIDU. Search for the elderly
TAOBAO.COM. Above the fold
EBAY.COM. Above the fold
TAOBAO.COM. Below the fold
EBAY.COM. Below the fold
so what’s
THE FUTURE
OUR NUI
best friend
CLI
codified
strict
GUI
metaphor
exploratory
NUI
direct
intuitive
ONE
eyeball
finger
nipple???
“The only “intuitive”
interface is a nipple.
After that, it’s all
learned.”
Bruce Ediger
WHAT IS NUI?
“As far as the customer is,
the interface is the product.”
Jeff Raskin
BACK TO OUR
original list
• portable
• inexpensive
• easy to use
• ambidextrous design
• cross-device
• cross-platform
• m...
TAKEAWAY
LUCK
THANK YOU!
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Universal Design, Accessibility, and the Typing Experience

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The term "universal design" describe the concept of designing products to be aesthetic and usable to the greatest extent possible by everyone, regardless of their age, ability, or status in life.

The typing experience, particularly on mobile and tablet devices, is a poor experience, but it's even worse for users with only one hand! If we were going to re-design cross-device typing systems, how would we go about it?

Through the lens of typists who only have the use of one hand or arm, this presentation outlines the difference between universal design and accessible design, and how universal design could be a step in the right direction toward creating a better typing experience for not only disabled typists, but for us all!

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Universal Design, Accessibility, and the Typing Experience

  1. 1. WHAT IS Universal Design
  2. 2. Rachel Barton
  3. 3. January 16, 1995
  4. 4. 111 Meters
  5. 5. “All along, I knew that in the end I would still be able to perform… So that was what I was holding on to. I still am.” Rachel Barton
  6. 6. BUTwhat if…
  7. 7. THE SOUND of one hand TYPING
  8. 8. What is universal design and what is accessibility? Why does one-handed typing matter? How might Chinese web design and natural user interfaces change the way we think about typing? 1 2 3
  9. 9. WHAT IS Universal Design
  10. 10. “The power of the Web is in its universality. Access by everyone regardless of disability is an essential aspect.” Tim Berners-Lee the creator of the World Wide Web
  11. 11. leveling the playing field
  12. 12. INACCESSIBLE it’s not the wheelchair IT’S THE STAIRS. that makes a building
  13. 13. INACCESSIBLE it’s not the user IT’S THE DESIGNER. that makes the web
  14. 14. examples of UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  15. 15. examples of UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  16. 16. examples of UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  17. 17. ONEeyeball finger
  18. 18. examples of UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  19. 19. IS A PLAN UNIVERSAL DESIGN IS ACCESSIBILITY the way we measure that plan
  20. 20. it is not necessarily universal if a design is accessible it is necessarily accessible if a design is universal
  21. 21. sight touchsound cognition
  22. 22. it began with a tentacle “Prosthetic Tentacle” by Kaylene Kau
  23. 23. HOW would YOU USE…
  24. 24. IF YOU only had ONE HAND…
  25. 25. andAlex Tasha
  26. 26. what are people with ONE HAND actually USING
  27. 27. the QWERTY keyboard was created for EFFICIENCY
  28. 28. WHY DOES one-handed typing MATTER
  29. 29. THE APPLE TYPING EXPERIENCE
  30. 30. THE ANDROID TYPING EXPERIENCE
  31. 31. in solving the the typing experience FOR EVERYONE! WE WILL IMPROVE one handed / armed typing issue
  32. 32. so how do this problem WE SOLVE
  33. 33. portable inexpensive easy to use ambidextrous design aesthetic quickly learned available ergonomic we need something that is… cross-devicecross-platform multilingual beyond word processing
  34. 34. VOICE recognition
  35. 35. SWYPE
  36. 36. THE CHINESE MODEL
  37. 37. THE CHINESE MODEL Hanwang handwriting recognition mouse
  38. 38. Chinese YAHOO
  39. 39. American YAHOO
  40. 40. BAIDU. Chinese Google Equivalent
  41. 41. BAIDU. Search for the elderly
  42. 42. TAOBAO.COM. Above the fold
  43. 43. EBAY.COM. Above the fold
  44. 44. TAOBAO.COM. Below the fold
  45. 45. EBAY.COM. Below the fold
  46. 46. so what’s THE FUTURE
  47. 47. OUR NUI best friend CLI codified strict GUI metaphor exploratory NUI direct intuitive
  48. 48. ONE eyeball finger nipple???
  49. 49. “The only “intuitive” interface is a nipple. After that, it’s all learned.” Bruce Ediger
  50. 50. WHAT IS NUI?
  51. 51. “As far as the customer is, the interface is the product.” Jeff Raskin
  52. 52. BACK TO OUR original list • portable • inexpensive • easy to use • ambidextrous design • cross-device • cross-platform • multilingual • aesthetic • fast learning curve • available • ergonomic • beyond word processing
  53. 53. TAKEAWAY
  54. 54. LUCK
  55. 55. THANK YOU!
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