Defining Design Exclusion

  • S. Keates
  • P. J. Clarkson

Abstract

It is known that many products are not accessible to large sections of the population. Designers instinctively focus on providing the necessary utility for someone with physical and skill capabilities similar to their own (Cooper, 1999), unless specifically instructed to do otherwise. They are either unaware of the needs of users with different capabilities, or do not know how to accommodate their needs into the design cycle.

Preview

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

Unable to display preview. Download preview PDF.

References

  1. ADA (1990) Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) of 1990. US Public Law 101–336Google Scholar
  2. Benktzon M (1993) Designing for our future selves: the Swedish experience. Applied Ergonomics 24 (1): 19–27CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  3. Bowe FG (2000) Universal Design in Education, Bergin & Gavey, Westport, CTGoogle Scholar
  4. Buhler C (1998) Robotics for rehabilitation — a European(?) perspective. Robotica 16(5): 487–490CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  5. Card SK, Moran TP, Newell A (1983) The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction. Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Hillsdale, NJGoogle Scholar
  6. Cooper A (1999) The inmates are running the asylum. SAMS Publishing, IndianapolisGoogle Scholar
  7. Coleman R (1993) A demographic overview of the ageing of first world populations. Applied Ergonomics 24(1): 5–8CrossRefGoogle Scholar
  8. Coy J, Keates S, Clarkson PJ (2001) Improving accessibility in the workplace: Manual data entry in video coding. In: Proceedings of the Institute of Mechanical Engineers Conference on Mail Technology: Evolution to E-Revolution, pp 201–210Google Scholar
  9. DDA (1995) Disability Discrimination Act (1995) Department for Education and Employment, UKGoogle Scholar
  10. Hewer S, et al. (1995) The DAN teaching pack: Incorporating age-related issues into design courses. RSA, LondonGoogle Scholar
  11. Keates S, Harrison LJ, Clarkson PJ, Robinson P (2000) Towards a practical inclusive design approach. In: Proceedings of CUU 2000, ACM Press, New York, NY, 45–52Google Scholar
  12. Mahoney R (1997) Robotic products for rehabilitation: Status and strategy. In: Proceedings of International Conference on Rehabilitation Robotics 1997, BIME, Bath, pp 12–22Google Scholar
  13. Nielsen J (1993) Usability Engineering. Morgan Kaufmann, San Francisco, CAMATHGoogle Scholar
  14. Pirkl J (1993) Transgenerational Design: Products for an aging population. Van Nostrand Reinhold, NYGoogle Scholar
  15. Stephanidis C (2001) User interfaces for all: New perspective into human-computer interaction In: User Interfaces for All, Lawrence Erlbaum, Hillsdale, NJ, pp 3–17Google Scholar
  16. WIA (1998) Workforce Investment Act (WIA) of 1998. US Public Law 105–220Google Scholar

Copyright information

© Springer-Verlag London 2002

Authors and Affiliations

  • S. Keates
  • P. J. Clarkson

There are no affiliations available

Personalised recommendations