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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Universal Design

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Presenting a framework for universal design of ICT, at CSUN Assistive Technology Conference, March 2017.

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A Multidisciplinary Approach to Universal Design

  1. 1. A MULTIDISCIPLINARY APPROACH TO UNIVERSAL DESIGN Stein Erik Skotkjerra & Anders Skifte CSUN, San Diego, March 2017 A practical example
  2. 2. WCAG COMPLIANCE IS NOT OUR GOAL!
  3. 3. Anders ”Goose” Skifte @skifte Stein Erik “Maverick” Skotkjerra @skotkjerra
  4. 4. radar.bekk.no
  5. 5. HOW DID WE GET THERE?
  6. 6. 1. Multidisciplinary workshops 2. Focus on universal design throughout design and development 3. Expert evaluation 4. User testing 5. Reflection and learning STEP PROCESS TO UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  7. 7. MULTIDISCIPLINARY WORKSHOPS DESIGN AND DEVELOP EXPERT EVALUATION REFLECTION AND LEARNING USER TESTING UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  8. 8. Prerequisites…
  9. 9. Everyone involved in the project has to pull in the same direction
  10. 10. Multidisciplinary workshops1
  11. 11. EXTERNAL INPUTTHE TEAM
  12. 12. Focus on universal design throughout design and development 2
  13. 13. The Radar Team UX / Product manager Graphic design Front-end Front-end
  14. 14. Expert evaluations3
  15. 15. Standards conforma nce User needs Tide crack​ © Chris Hill / Australian Antarctic Division
  16. 16. Adam Clarkson / CC BY-ND 2.0
  17. 17. By Norwegian Association of the Blind and Partly Sighted Technology For All
  18. 18. User testing4
  19. 19. Including people with disabilities in user testing can save you time and money
  20. 20. Adam Clarkson / CC BY-ND 2.0
  21. 21. Reflection and learning5
  22. 22. We do not learn from experience… we learn from reflecting on experience – John Dewey
  23. 23. Learn from your mistakes by fixing your own bugs
  24. 24. styleguides.io
  25. 25. Nothing beats user testing with people with disabilities
  26. 26. Wrapping up…
  27. 27. 1. Multidisciplinary workshops 2. Focus on universal design throughout design and development 3. Expert evaluation 4. User testing 5. Reflection and learning STEP PROCESS TO UNIVERSAL DESIGN
  28. 28. There is more to universal design than being WCAG compliant
  29. 29. One does not have to provide a boring graphical user interface in order for something to be accessible and usable
  30. 30. THANK YOU @skotkjerra @skifte

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