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Towards an Autistic User Experience (aUX) Design for Assistive Technologies

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User experience (UX) design aims to support people interacting with a particular product or service. However, the perspective applied to designing a user experience is generally framed by the life experiences of the designer. This means that oftentimes, marginalised groups are not supported in terms of their unique values and understanding of the world around them. In the case of autistic people, experiences within the social and built environment are not only unique, but often very pronounced. In this chapter, we explore what an approach to UX might look like with the input of autistic people. We propose a framing of autistic user experience (aUX) as a way forward that might improve experiences with technology not only for autistic people, but the UX community as a whole.

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Trew, S., Brown, S.A. (2023). Towards an Autistic User Experience (aUX) Design for Assistive Technologies. In: Dunstan, B.J., Koh, J.T.K.V., Turnbull Tillman, D., Brown, S.A. (eds) Cultural Robotics: Social Robots and Their Emergent Cultural Ecologies. Springer Series on Cultural Computing. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-031-28138-9_10

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