Designing Inclusive Interactions: Inclusive Interactions Between People and Products in Their Contexts of Use (Google eBook)

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P. Langdon, P. John Clarkson, Peter Robinson
Springer Science & Business Media, Feb 28, 2010 - Technology & Engineering - 240 pages
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Designing Inclusive Interactions contains the proceedings of the fifth Cambridge Workshop on Universal Access and Assistive Technology (CWUAAT), incorporating the 8th Cambridge Workshop on Rehabilitation Robotics, held in Cambridge, England, in March 2010. It contains contributions from an international group of leading researchers in the fields of Universal Access and Assistive Technology.

Although the book will be divided into four main parts yet to be named, this conference will mainly focus on the following principal topics:

1. Designing assistive and rehabilitation technology for working and daily living environments

2. Measuring inclusion for the design of products for work and daily living

3. Inclusive interaction design and new technologies for inclusive design

4. Assembling new user data for inclusive design

5. The design of accessible and inclusive contexts: work and daily living environments

6. Business advantages and applications of inclusive design

7. Legislation, standards and government awareness of inclusive design

Reflecting the spirit of recent moves to extend rights to equitable participation in society for all, this series of workshops and accompanying books is aimed at a broad range of interests, with a general focus on the development of products and solutions. Numerous case studies and examples of good practice are used to raise awareness of the challenges faced in developing truly inclusive products.

  

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Contents

Part I Understanding Users for Inclusive Design
2
Part II Measuring Inclusion
55
Part III Inclusive Interaction
111
Part IV Assistive Technology
155
Part V Inclusion and Healthcare
207
Index of Contributors
239
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About the author (2010)

P. Langdon is Senior Research Associate at the University of Cambridge, UK, and is also External Examiner for the Kings College London and Guy's Hospital Intercollegiate MSc in Assistive Technology. Dr Langdon holds a PhD in Experimental Psychology from the University of Sheffield, UK. His research interests include the properties and design of Haptic interfaces; the representation and formulation of statistical data on disability; and the integration of software development and empirical methodology. P. John Clarkson is Professor of Engineering Design and Director of the Cambridge Engineering Design Centre at the University of Cambridge, UK. After receiving a PhD in Engineering (Electrical Machines) from the university, he spent seven years as Manager of the Advanced Process Group for PA Consulting Group's Technology Division. His current research interests are in engineering design, particularly the development of design methodologies to address specific design issues. P. Robinson is Professor of Computer Technology and Deputy Head of Department at the University of Cambridge Computer Laboratory in the UK. He is also a Fellow, Praelector and Director of Studies in Computer Science at Gonville & Caius College within the university, where he previously obtained his PhD in Computer Science. His research interests include human-computer interaction and electronic design automation.