A design toolkit for visually impaired people on travelling experience

Jing Guan, Sze Tsan Choy

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Abstract

Designers, who are intending to design interactive systems for visually impaired people to enhance their travelling experience, should equipped with relevant knowledge, frameworks and methods to facilitate them to do better design. However, there is no holistic and systemic research focus on the visually impaired people’s travelling experience, and many of existing design methods, techniques, and/ or tools are not suitable for user research, as these methods and tools rely on sighted information and communication. This paper aims to share a two-dimension design toolkit, which provides some important background knowledge on visually impaired people and some design tools and methods specific for visually impaired people so that designers can quickly start to identify issues and explore opportunities during visually impaired people’s travelling experience and develop new products or services to support their everyday lives.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Design for Inclusion - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2016
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages169-180
Number of pages12
ISBN (Print)9783319419619
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2016
EventInternational Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2016 - Walt Disney World, United States
Duration: 27 Jul 201631 Jul 2016

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume500
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Conference

ConferenceInternational Conference on Design for Inclusion, 2016
CountryUnited States
CityWalt Disney World
Period27/07/1631/07/16

Keywords

  • Design toolkit
  • Travelling experience
  • Visually impaired people

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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