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Title: Designing for designers: Towards the development of accessible ICT products and services using the VERITAS framework
Authors: Scott, M
Spyridonis, F
Ghinea, G
Keywords: Inclusive design;Virtual user modelling;Simulation;Tool
Issue Date: 2015
Publisher: Elsevier
Citation: Computer Standards & Interfaces, 42: 113 - 124, (November 2015)
Abstract: Among key design practices which contribute to the development of inclusive ICT products and services is user testing with people with disabilities. Traditionally, this involves partial or minimal user testing through the usage of standard heuristics, employing external assisting devices, and the direct feedback of impaired users. However, efficiency could be improved if designers could readily analyse the needs of their target audience. The VERITAS framework simulates and systematically analyses how users with various impairments interact with the use of ICT products and services. Findings show that the VERITAS framework is useful to designers, offering an intuitive approach to inclusive design.
ISSN: 0920-5489
Appears in Collections:Dept of Computer Science Research Papers

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