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Universal Usability

Author : Gabriele Meiselwitz
ISBN : 9781601983763
Genre : Computers
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Universal Usability: Past, Present, and Future surveys the state-of-the-art of human-computer interaction research into the design and development of interfaces that will be easy to use for users of all levels of technical experience ability. It also presents some future directions for work in this area.
Category: Computers

Universal Usability

Author : Conference on Universal Usability
ISBN : OCLC:249219919
Genre : Computers and people with disabilities
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Category: Computers and people with disabilities

Universal Usability

Author : Dr. Jonathan Lazar
ISBN : 9780470027271
Genre : Computers
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Universal Usability is the concept of designing computer interfaces that are easy for all users to utilize. It is a concept which many decry as elusive, impossible, or impractical, but this book, which addresses usability issues for a number of diverse user groups, proves that there is no problem in interface design that cannot be solved, or at least improved upon. Individuals with cognitive, motor, and perceptual impairments, as well as older, younger, and economically disadvantaged users, face a variety of complex challenges when interacting with computers. However, with user involvement, good design practice, and thorough testing, computer interfaces can be successfully developed for any user population. This book, featuring key chapters by Human-Computer Interaction luminaries such as Jonathan Lazar, Ron Baecker, Allison Druin, Ben Shneiderman, Brad Myers and Jenny Preece, examines innovative and groundbreaking research and practice, and provides a practical overview of a number of successful projects which have addressed a need for these specific user populations. Chapters in this book address topics including age diversity, economic diversity, language diversity, visual impairment, and spinal cord injuries. Several of these trailblazing projects in the book are amongst the first to examine usability issues for users with Down Syndrome, users with Amnesia, users with Autism Spectrum Disorders, and users with Alzheimer's Disease, and coverage extends to projects where multiple categories of needs are addressed. These chapters represent real-world projects, being carried out on different continents. The authors of the chapters also represent diversity—interface researchers and software developers in university, industrial, and government settings. In the practical spirit of the book, chapter authors provide guidelines and suggestions for those attempting similar projects, as well as implications for different stakeholders such as policymakers, researchers, and designers. Ideal for students of HCI and User Interface Design, and essential reading for usability practitioners, this fascinating collection of real-world projects demonstrates that computer interfaces can truly be designed to meet the needs of any category of user.
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Web Accessibility

Author : Yeliz Yesilada
ISBN : 9781447174400
Genre : Computers
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Covering key areas of evaluation and methodology, client-side applications, specialist and novel technologies, along with initial appraisals of disabilities, this important book provides comprehensive coverage of web accessibility. Written by leading experts in the field, it provides an overview of existing research and also looks at future developments, providing a much deeper insight than can be obtained through existing research libraries, aggregations, or search engines.
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Universal Access In Human Computer Interaction Design Methods Tools And Interaction Techniques For Einclusion

Author : Constantine Stephanidis
ISBN : 9783642391880
Genre : Computers
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The three-volume set LNCS 8009-8011 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2013, held as part of the 15th International Conference on Human-Computer Interaction, HCII 2013, held in Las Vegas, USA in July 2013, jointly with 12 other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1666 papers and 303 posters presented at the HCII 2013 conferences was carefully reviewed and selected from 5210 submissions. These papers address the latest research and development efforts and highlight the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of human-computer interaction, addressing major advances in knowledge and effective use of computers in a variety of application areas. The total of 230 contributions included in the UAHCI proceedings were carefully reviewed and selected for inclusion in this three-volume set. The 74 papers included in this volume are organized in the following topical sections: design for all methods, techniques and tools; eInclusion practice; universal access to the built environment; multi-sensory and multimodal interfaces; brain-computer interfaces.
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Universal Access In Human Computer Interaction Methods Techniques And Best Practices

Author : Margherita Antona
ISBN : 9783319402505
Genre : Computers
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The three-volume set LNCS 9737-9739 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the10th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2016, held as part of the 10th International Conference on Human-ComputerInteraction, HCII 2016, in Toronto, ON, Canada in July 2016, jointly with 15other thematically similar conferences. The total of 1287 papers presented at the HCII 2016 conferences were carefully reviewed and selected from 4354 submissions. The papers included in the three UAHCI 2016 volumes address the following major topics: novel approaches to accessibility; design for all and eInclusion best practices; universal access in architecture and product design; personal and collective informatics in universal access; eye-tracking in universal access; multimodal and natural interaction for universal access; universal access to mobile interaction; virtual reality, 3D and universal access; intelligent and assistive environments; universal access to education and learning; technologies for ASD and cognitive disabilities; design for healthy aging and rehabilitation; universal access to media and games; and universal access to mobility and automotive.
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Access By Design

Author : Sarah Horton
ISBN : 9780133067347
Genre : Computers
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In just over a decade, the Web has evolved from an experimental tool for a limited community of technically inclined people into a day-to-day necessity for millions upon millions of users. Today’s¿Web designers must consider not only the content needs of the sites they create, but also the wide range of additional needs their users may have: for example, those with physical or cognitive disabilities, those with slow modems or small screens, and those with limited education or familiarity with the Web. Bestselling author Sarah Horton argues that simply meeting the official standards and guidelines for Web accessibility is not enough. Her goal is universal usability, and in Access by Design: A Guide to Universal Usability for Web Designers, Sarah describes a design methodology¿ that addresses accessibility requirements but then goes beyond. As a result, designers learn how to optimize page designs to work more effectively for more users, disabled or not. Working through each of the main functional features of Web sites, she provides clear principles for using HTML and CSS to deal with elements such as text, forms, images, and tables, illustrating each with an example drawn from the real world. Through these guidelines, Sarah makes a convincing case that good design principles benefit all users of the Web. In this book you will find: Clear principles for using HTML and CSS to design functional and accessible Web sites Best practices for each of the main elements of Web pages—text, forms, images, tables, frames, links, interactivity, and page layout Seasoned advice for using style sheets that provide flexibility to both designer and user without compromising usability Illustrations of actual Web sites, from which designers can model their own pages Instructions for providing keyboard accessibility, flexible layouts, and user-controlled environments Practical tips on markup, and resources
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Hci And Usability For E Inclusion

Author : Andreas Holzinger
ISBN : 9783642103070
Genre : Computers
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The Workgroup Human–Computer Interaction & Usability Engineering (Arbeitskreis HCI&UE) of the Austrian Computer Society (Österreichische Computer Gesellschaft, OCG) has been serving as a platform for interdisciplinary exchange, research and development since February 2005. While human–computer interaction (HCI) tra- tionally brings psychologists and computer scientists together, the inclusion of usab- ity engineering (UE), which is a software engineering discipline and ensures the appropriate implementation of applications, has become indispensable. Our 2009 topic was therefore Human–Computer Interaction & Usability for e- Inclusion (HCI4e-I), culminating in the 5th annual Usability Symposium USAB 2009 held during November 9–10, 2009 in Linz, Austria (http://usab.icchp.org), organized together with the Workgroup Information Technology for People with Special Needs (OCG Arbeitskreis IT für Menschen mit besonderen Bedürfnissen). The term e-inclusion, also known as digital inclusion, is used within the European Union to encompass all activities related to the achievement of an inclusive infor- tion society. New information technologies always bring the risk of a digital divide, and con- quently e-Inclusion wants to put emphasis on a digital cohesion and on enhancing opportunities with IT into all segments of the European population, including dis- vantaged people, e.g., due to lack of education (e-Competences, e-Learning), age (e-Ageing), gender apartheid (equality=e-Quality), disabilities (e-Accessibility), ill health (e-Health) etc. At the European level, e-Inclusion is part of the third pillar of the 2010 policy initiative, managed by the Directorate General for Information Society and Media of the European Commission.
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Universal Access In Human Computer Interaction Context Diversity

Author : Constantine Stephanidis
ISBN : 9783642216657
Genre : Computers
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The four-volume set LNCS 6765-6768 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 6th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction, UAHCI 2011, held as Part of HCI International 2011, in Orlando, FL, USA, in July 2011, jointly with 10 other conferences addressing the latest research and development efforts and highlighting the human aspects of design and use of computing systems. The 47 revised papers included in the third volume were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers are organized in the following topical sections: universal access in the mobile context; ambient assisted living and smart environments; driving and interaction; interactive technologies in the physical and built environment.
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Universal Design Handbook 2e

Author : Wolfgang Preiser
ISBN : 9780071629225
Genre : Architecture
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The Latest Advances in Universal Design Thoroughly updated and packed with examples of global standards and design solutions, Universal Design Handbook, Second Edition, covers the full scope of universal design, discussing how to develop media, products, buildings, and infrastructure for the widest range of human needs, preferences, and functioning. This pioneering work brings together a rich variety of expertise from around the world to discuss the extraordinary growth and changes in the universal design movement. The book provides an overview of universal design premises and perspectives, and performance-based design criteria and guidelines. Public and private spaces, products, and technologies are covered, and current and emerging research and teaching are explored. This unique resource includes analyses of historical and contemporary universal design issues from seven different countries, as well as a look at future trends. Students, advocates, policy makers, and design practitioners will get a theoretical grounding in and practical reference on the physical and social roles of design from this definitive volume. UNIVERSAL DESIGN HANDBOOK, SECOND EDITION, COVERS: United Nations Convention on the Rights of Persons with Disabilities U.S. accessibility codes and standards, including the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) Life safety standards and guidelines Universal design implementations in Norway, Japan, France, Germany, Brazil, Italy and the Old City of Jerusalem Planning ADA implementation in public educational institutions Urban scale and mass transportation universal design Designing inclusive experiences, including outdoor play settings Office and workspace design Universal design in home building and remodeling Products and technologies, including autos, web access, media, and digital content Universal design research initiatives, education, and performance assessments
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Universal Access Theoretical Perspectives Practice And Experience

Author : Noelle Carbonell
ISBN : 9783540008552
Genre : Business & Economics
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This book constitutes the thoroughly refereed post-proceedings of the 7th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All, held in Paris, France, in October 2002. The 40 revised full papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected during two rounds of refereeing and revision. The papers are organized in topical sections on user interfaces for all: accessibility issues, user interfaces for all: design and assessment, towards an information society for all, novel interaction paradigms: new modalities and dialogue style, novel interaction paradigms: accessibility issues, and mobile computing: design and evaluation.
Category: Business & Economics

Advances In Ergonomics In Design Usability Special Populations Part Ii

Author : Francisco Rebelo
ISBN : 9781495121074
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Successful interaction with products, tools and technologies depends on usable designs and accommodating the needs of potential users without requiring costly training. In this context, this book is concerned with emerging ergonomics in design concepts, theories and applications of human factors knowledge focusing on the discovery, design and understanding of human interaction and usability issues with products and systems for their improvement. This book will be of special value to a large variety of professionals, researchers and students in the broad field of human modeling and performance who are interested in feedback of devices’ interfaces (visual and haptic), user-centered design, and design for special populations, particularly the elderly. We hope this book is informative, but even more - that it is thought provoking. We hope it inspires, leading the reader to contemplate other questions, applications, and potential solutions in creating good designs for all.
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Research Methods In Human Computer Interaction

Author : Jonathan Lazar
ISBN : 9780128093436
Genre : Computers
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Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction is a comprehensive guide to performing research and is essential reading for both quantitative and qualitative methods. Since the first edition was published in 2009, the book has been adopted for use at leading universities around the world, including Harvard University, Carnegie-Mellon University, the University of Washington, the University of Toronto, HiOA (Norway), KTH (Sweden), Tel Aviv University (Israel), and many others. Chapters cover a broad range of topics relevant to the collection and analysis of HCI data, going beyond experimental design and surveys, to cover ethnography, diaries, physiological measurements, case studies, crowdsourcing, and other essential elements in the well-informed HCI researcher's toolkit. Continual technological evolution has led to an explosion of new techniques and a need for this updated 2nd edition, to reflect the most recent research in the field and newer trends in research methodology. This Research Methods in HCI revision contains updates throughout, including more detail on statistical tests, coding qualitative data, and data collection via mobile devices and sensors. Other new material covers performing research with children, older adults, and people with cognitive impairments. Comprehensive and updated guide to the latest research methodologies and approaches, and now available in EPUB3 format (choose any of the ePub or Mobi formats after purchase of the eBook). Expanded discussions of online datasets, crowdsourcing, statistical tests, coding qualitative data, laws and regulations relating to the use of human participants, and data collection via mobile devices and sensors New material on performing research with children, older adults, and people with cognitive impairments, two new case studies from Google and Yahoo!, and techniques for expanding the influence of your research to reach non-researcher audiences, including software developers and policymakers
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Handbook Of Usability Testing

Author : Jeffrey Rubin
ISBN : 9781118080405
Genre : Computers
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Whether it's software, a cell phone, or a refrigerator, your customer wants - no, expects - your product to be easy to use. This fully revised handbook provides clear, step-by-step guidelines to help you test your product for usability. Completely updated with current industry best practices, it can give you that all-important marketplace advantage: products that perform the way users expect. You'll learn to recognize factors that limit usability, decide where testing should occur, set up a test plan to assess goals for your product's usability, and more.
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Ubiquitous Computing Design Implementation And Usability

Author : Theng, Yin-Leng
ISBN : 9781599046952
Genre : Computers
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Interactive systems in the mobile, ubiquitous, and virtual environments are at a stage of development where designers and developers are keen to find out more about design, use and usability of these systems. Ubiquitous Computing: Design, Implementation and Usability highlights the emergent usability theories, techniques, tools and best practices in these environments. This book shows that usable and useful systems are able to be achieved in ways that will improve usability to enhance user experiences. Research on the usability issues for young children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly is presented, with different techniques for the mobile, ubiquitous, and virtual environments.
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Information Technology And Organizations

Author : Mehdi Khosrowpour
ISBN : 159140066X
Genre : Computers
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This volume aims to provide a collection of unique perspectives on the issues surrounding the management of information technology in organizations around the world and the ways in which these issues are addressed.
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User Centered Interaction Paradigms For Universal Access In The Information Society

Author : Christian Stary
ISBN : 9783540233756
Genre : Computers
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This book constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 8th ERCIM Workshop on User Interfaces for All focusing on User-Centered Interaction Paradigms for Universal Access in the Information Society, held in Vienna, Austria in June 2004. The 42 revised full papers presented were carefully evaluated and selected during two rounds of reviewing and improvement. The papers are organized in topical sections on implementing user diversity; adaptation and personalization; accessibility and usability of interactive applications and e-services; universal access and design for all - guidelines, standards, and practices; and novel interaction techniques, devices and metaphors.
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Handbook Of Research On Public Information Technology

Author : Garson, G. David
ISBN : 9781599048581
Genre : Computers
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"This book compiles estimable research on the global trend toward the rapidly increasing use of information technology in the public sector, discussing such issues as e-government and e-commerce; project management and information technology evaluation; system design and data processing; security and protection; and privacy, access, and ethics of public information technology"--Provided by publisher.
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Universal Access In Human Computer Interaction Addressing Diversity

Author : Constantine Stephanidis
ISBN : 9783642027079
Genre : Computers
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This three-volume set LNCS 5614-5616 constitutes the refereed proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Universal Access in Human-Computer Interaction - Addressing Diversity, UAHCI 2009, held as Part of HCI International 2009, in San Diego, CA, USA, in July 2009, jointly with 8 other thematically similar conferences. The revised papers presented were carefully reviewed and selected from numerous submissions. The papers accepted for presentation thoroughly cover the entire field of Human-Computer Interaction, addressing major advances in universal access namely interaction and support for people with sensory impairments, older users and technology interaction and support for people with cognitive impairments, design knowledge and approaches for accessibility and universal access.
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