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Towards Universal Design Criteria for Design of Wearables

  • Vladimir TombergEmail author
  • Sebastian KelleEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 500)

Abstract

There are many ways of introducing ideas for Universal Design and Accessibility in a design process. One of the fast ways is supplying designers with Universal Design or Accessibility checklists and asking them to test the design against the proposed criteria. This method is especially beneficial for students who learn how to design but still are not aware of universal design ideas. Such criteria can be diverse and depend on the context of design and type of a design artefact. In particular, currently there is no a well-established evaluation framework for accessibility of wearables. In this paper, we review several accessibility evaluation tools from other fields, from which criteria for evaluation of the accessibility in wearables during the design process can be borrowed.

Keywords

Human factors Universal design Wearables Accessibility criteria 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.School of Digital TechnologiesTallinn UniversityTallinnEstonia
  2. 2.University of the PeoplePasadenaUSA

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