From “Design for All” Towards “Design for One” – A Modular User Interface Approach

  • Brigitte Ringbauer
  • Matthias Peissner
  • Maria Gemou
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 4554)


The paper describes an approach to specifically tailored user interface design, to adapt the user interface to the specific needs of mobility impaired travellers. Given a user has some interaction impairments or s/he is in a situation that causes an interaction impairment (i.e. noisy environment has the same consequences as hearing impairment), another modality is to be used or adapted to compensate this impairment. As sound has other interaction characteristics than graphical user interface elements (e.g. information can not be presented in parallel, but sequentially), rules for substituting some modalities through others are described.


Design for all mobility impaired people user interface design adaptive user interfaces 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Brigitte Ringbauer
    • 1
  • Matthias Peissner
    • 2
  • Maria Gemou
    • 3
  1. 1.Institute for Human Factors and Technology Management, University of StuttgartGermany
  2. 2.Fraunhofer Institute for Industrial EngineeringGermany
  3. 3.Centre for Research and Technology Hellas/Hellenic Institute of Transport, AthensGreece

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