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Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities
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Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities

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  • 1. Using Personas to capture Assistive Technology and Accessibility Needs of People with Disabilities Nicky Sulmon (KUL), Karin Slegers (KUL) , Karel Van Isacker, (MCA) Maria Gemou (CERTH-HIT), Evangelos Bekiaris (CERTH-HIT)
  • 2. Agenda
    • User-centred design aims & process
    • ÆGIS user groups
    • Challenges
    • ÆGIS & ACCESSIBLE Personas
  • 3. User-centred design
    • Design approach
      • User is starting point, not technology
      • Users are actively involved in research & design activities
  • 4. User-centred design
    • Added values:
      • Close match between user needs and solutions
      • Increased user acceptance
      • Early identification of usability problems
      • Optimal user experience
  • 5. UCD aims in ÆGIS
    • Following a holistic User Centred Design approach, ÆGIS aims to ensure that user needs:
      • are identified for several user groups
      • are considered throughout the entire project
  • 6. UCD process in ÆGIS
    • Four phases:
      • Gathering user needs
      • Specifying user requirements
      • From concept to working prototype
      • Field trials
  • 7. UCD process in ÆGIS - Phase 1
    • Gathering User Needs - Analyses of users, tasks & contexts
  • 8. UCD process in ÆGIS - Phase 2
    • Specifying user needs - Translating insights into usable formats
  • 9. ÆGIS - user groups
    • End users of Assistive Technologies and ÆGIS accessible applications, experiencing one or more of the following mild to severe impairments;
      • Blind and low-vision users
      • Motor impairment users (upper limb)
      • Cognitive impairment users (including learning difficulties)
      • Hearing impairment users
      • Speech/communication impairment users
    • All groups also consider people with disabilities of all ages, so including the older people
  • 10. UCD challenges in ÆGIS - user groups
    • Groups of end users are heterogeneous:
      • Severity of impairment
      • Nature of impairment
      • Co-morbidity
    • Cultural differences
  • 11. Personas
    • Fictitious character
    • Representation of target users: Characteristics, problems, needs, wishes, likes, dislikes, …
    • Based on data of real users
  • 12. Personas – Why?
    • Bring developers closer to the beneficiaries they develop applications for
      • Make user requirements tangible
      • Bring target group to life, create empathy
      • “ Someone to design for”
      • Keep user needs in mind during entire the process of design & development
  • 13. Personas in ÆGIS
    • 17 personas
      • 15 end users
      • 2 professionals
    • Five sections:
      • Bio
      • Technology use
      • Problems
      • Needs & wants
      • Last month…
  • 14. Example: Adam Ljung
  • 15. Personas in ÆGIS – Applied in ACCESSIBLE project
    • ACCESSIBLE personas
      • New ones (13)
        • Derived from the findings of the ACCESSIBLE survey and extracted requirements
      • Also based partially on the ÆGIS Personas.
    • 3 sections:
      • Bio
      • Technology usage
        • Problems
        • Solutions
  • 16. Personas overview - ÆGIS & ACCESSIBLE project Peter, Magda , Maria , John , Nikolaos , Andy Carlos, Emma , Jane , Wayne Speech/communication impairment Magda , Ellen Emma , Edward, Tomasa Hearing impairment John , Matthew , Maria , Andy , Nikolaos Adam, Gert , Peter , Wayne Cognitive impairment/learning difficulties John , Jackie, Magda , Charles, Maria Ramin, Caroline, Jane , Mikel, Peter Motor impairment David, Nikolaos , Kathleen , Matthew , Maurice Gert , Nitesh, Märta, Paulina Visual impairment ACCESSIBLE AEGIS
  • 17. Availability & licence
    • ÆGIS personas available in accessible pdf format
      • Available for download from ÆGIS website www.aegis-project.eu (results > personas)
      • Licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
    • ACCESSIBLE personas
      • Soon to be available in accessible pdf format via www.accessible-project.eu
      • Also to be licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Share Alike 3.0 License
  • 18. To receive updates
    • Follow us on Twitter
      • ÆGIS: Twitter.com/aegisproj
      • ACCESSIBLE: Twitter.com/AccessibleProj
    • Project websites:
      • ÆGIS: www.aegis-project.eu
      • ACCESSIBLE: www.accessible-project.eu
    • E-mail to subscribe to our newsletters
      • ÆGIS: info@aegis-project.eu
      • ACCESSIBLE: http://www.accessible-project.eu/index.php/contact.html
  • 19. Questions? [email_address]

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