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Title: Participatory design for users with impairments affecting cognitive functions and communication skills
Authors: Slegers, Karin
Duysburgh, Pieter
van Rijn, Helma
Hendriks, Niels #
Issue Date: Aug-2012
Publisher: ACM
Series Title: Proceedings of the 12th Participatory Design Conference: Exploratory Papers, Workshop Descriptions, Industry Cases - Volume 2 vol:2 pages:141-142
Conference: PDC 2012-12th biennial Participatory Design Conference edition:12th location:Roskilde, Denemarken date:12-16/08/12
Abstract: Involving people with impairments in the design process is very challenging, especially when impairments affect cognitive functions or communication. People with such impairments may have substantial problems with thought processes and communication, including understanding abstractions, sequencing thoughts and actions, understanding symbols, and interpreting social cues. Many participatory design techniques are based on these processes and are therefore not usable, or need to be adjusted for people with impairments. This workshop aims to exchange experiences with participatory design techniques that were designed for, or adapted to people with impairments. Since many of these techniques are highly focused on specific target groups, a further aim is to extract general principles and to generate guidelines for involving users with impairments in the design process.
ISBN: 978-1-4503-1296-7
Publication status: published
KU Leuven publication type: IC
Appears in Collections:Media, Arts & Design Faculty - KHLim
Faculty of Social Sciences - miscellaneous
Institute for Media Studies
# (joint) last author

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