Project Vision and Summary

Project Vision

The VICON Vision is to support the development of accesible consumer products
through the use of virtual models in the early product development phases (Sketch,
CAD, Evaluation)


Project Summary

Sketch Phase ApplicationThe needs of people with physical or sensory impairments are generally not well considered when designing user interfaces to consumer products. Controls and displays often fail to meet the requirements of users with visual, hearing, mobility or dexterity impairments.

Virtual Design
It is difficult for mainstream manufacturers to have a detailed understanding of these needs and how to design for them. Manufacturers would benefit from the support of a third party solution to input the necessary knowledge.

Virtual User Testing
VICON aims to provide this Support through the development of an advanced Virtual User Model which will enable virtual testing and feedback throughout the development lifecycle.