Design Engineering for Universal Access: Software and Cognitive Challenges in Computer Based Problem-Solving

  • Gisela Susanne BahrEmail author
  • Stephen Wood
  • John William Blood
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9739)


Computer-supported problem solving has become ubiquitous in work and home environments. Within an educational context, specifically design engineering, this paper investigates a framework that integrates two aspects of these interactions that influence the outcome of computer based problem solving: software and mind-set involved in the interaction. The review indicates a number of research opportunities for interaction science to enhance problems-solving and is focused primarily on software tools and solutions that enhance cognitive performance for specialized user populations.


Access to education and learning Adaptive and augmented interaction Design for all education and training Interaction science for universal access 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Gisela Susanne Bahr
    • 1
    Email author
  • Stephen Wood
    • 1
  • John William Blood
    • 1
  1. 1.Florida Institute of TechnologyMelbourneUSA

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