A designer is developing a new mobile phone which should be made available on the mainstream mobile phone market. The designer would like the product to be as accessible and usable as possible to as many people as possible, while at the same time looking attractive and appealing to customers. A new design idea is sketched and uploads it onto the computer. As the designer marks up the sketch, appropriate labels are assigned to the various user interface components. Afterwards, design recommendations are provided by VICON about potential usability issues with each UI component ensuring that these issues are addressed at the earliest possible stage of the development process – since the costs of making changes increases substantially as the design reaches the later development stages. In order to accomplish this, the sketch design application of the VICON is initialized and a specific user profile of one or multiple WHO ICF groups is selected.
As a result of this selection, VICON offers a list of appropriate design recommendations, which all describe problems with impairments of the user model. After the selection of the user model, the designer can select different environments and tasks analogously, so additional recommendations are provided in relation to each selection. In the next step the results of the design recommendations are exported.
VICON papers1, 2, 3, 4 and books5 published during the project runtime were:
For further information please see the Dissemination page (1.2, 1.3, 1.9, 1.10, 2.1) or access the papers directly:
1 Dissemination 1.2 http://papers.designsociety.org/[…]
2 Dissemination 1.3 http://include11.kinetixevents.co.uk/[…]
3 Dissemination 1.9 http://link.springer.com/[…]
4 Dissemination 1.10 http://link.springer.com/[…]
5 Dissemination 2.1 http://www.intechopen.com/[…]