1 Virtual User Concept for Inclusive Design of Consumer Products and User Interfaces Pierre T. Kirisci, University Bremen BIK - Institute for Integrated Product Development 2nd International Conference of AEGIS,VICON Consortium 29.11.11 – 30.11.11, Brussels
VICON Results - Sketch Phase2 VICON provides design recommendations as early as in the sketch phase of product development.
VICON Results - CAD Phase3 VICON Virtual User Model (VUM) integrates with CAD applications (e.g. Siemens NX)
VICON Results - Evaluation Phase4 VICON empowers the designer to experience consumer products „through the eyes“ of the beneficaries.
VICON Results - Summarized5 Ontology containing Reasoning containing n Specific „User Model“ instances n Mass customization / classification of (categorized personas with User Model Instances impairments) n Binding of recommendations to: n 10 abstract environments (e.g. n WHO ICF profile groups cellar, kitchen, outdoor) n Environments n Product-related tasks (e.g. dial a n Tasks telephone number) n Annotated CAD components n 75 recommendations (e.g. glowing buttons) n quantitative recommendations (e.g. dButton> 5mm)
VICON - Future Work6 Finalization of implementation n Evaluating/Testing accessibility issues through a 3D virtual user interacting with the reference products (washing machine, mobile phone) Virtual Analysis of CAD products Evaluation of VICON framework with designers Compare product design processes of industry partners with and without VICON Create prototypes and evaluate: n Software (by the designers) n Consumer product prototypes (by the beneficiaries)
Synergies with AEGIS7 VICON uses Datatype Properties, AEGIS uses Object Properties VICON reasoning contains information about user model classification etc., AEGIS has no reasoning VICON focusses on HW interfaces (e.g. washing machine) vs. AEGIS on SW interfaces (e.g. website) => complement each other?
8 Thanks for listening! Pierre Taner Kirisci University Bremen BIK - Institute for Integrated Product Development email@example.com www.vicon-project.eu www.inclusiveproducts.eu This research was conducted on behalf of the VICON project which is funded by the European Commission.