A Universal Design Method for Adaptive Smart Home Environment

  • Silvia CeccacciEmail author
  • Lorenzo Cavalieri
  • Francesca Gullà
  • Roberto Menghi
  • Michele Germani
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9738)


Nowadays to design a product able to adapt to end-users with different needs and abilities it is necessary to manage a multitude of information coming from the analysis of different context of use. This means that we have to handle parallel and interdependent UCD multiple process. This research aims to define a methodology, which may apply this philosophy into design practice. In particular, it aims to provide tools to summarize the information needed to analyze user characteristics and needs, allows the designer to extrapolate the user’s needs and support the selection of prototype technologies suitable to the user categories.


Universal design User centered design 



This work has been developed in the context of “D4All: Design for all” project, National Technological Cluster funded by the Italian Minister of University and Research.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Silvia Ceccacci
    • 1
    Email author
  • Lorenzo Cavalieri
    • 1
  • Francesca Gullà
    • 1
  • Roberto Menghi
    • 1
  • Michele Germani
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Industrial Engineering and Mathematical SciencesUniversità Politecnica delle MarcheAnconaItaly

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