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Investigating the relationships between user capabilities and product demands for older and disabled users

Persad, U and Langdon, P and Clarkson, PJ (2011) Investigating the relationships between user capabilities and product demands for older and disabled users. In: UNSPECIFIED pp. 110-118..

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Abstract

This paper presents the results of a study that specifically looks at the relationships between measured user capabilities and product demands in a sample of older and disabled users. An empirical study was conducted with 19 users performing tasks with four consumer products (a clock-radio, a mobile phone, a blender and a vacuum cleaner). The sensory, cognitive and motor capabilities of each user were measured using objective capability tests. The study yielded a rich dataset comprising capability measures, product demands, outcome measures (task times and errors), and subjective ratings of difficulty. Scatter plots were produced showing quantified product demands on user capabilities, together with subjective ratings of difficulty. The results are analysed in terms of the strength of correlations observed taking into account the limitations of the study sample. Directions for future research are also outlined. © 2011 Springer-Verlag.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (UNSPECIFIED)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Disability Inclusive Design Product Evaluation User Capability Data
Subjects: UNSPECIFIED
Divisions: Div C > Engineering Design
Depositing User: Cron Job
Date Deposited: 07 Mar 2014 12:14
Last Modified: 29 Nov 2014 19:03
DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-21672-5_13