"Joining Usability, Accessibility, and Inclusion"
Cwuaat '14 Keynote Presentations:
Making the Case for Accessible Media by Prof Peter Olaf Looms, TU Denmark and University of Hong Kong
Human (In)Dignity and the Challenges of Universalising Design by Prof Rob Imrie, Goldsmiths University of London
CWUAAT '14 is the seventh of a series of workshops started in 2002 that represent the inclusive design community. CWUAAT is a unique multi-disciplinary workshop, where designers, computer scientists, engineers, architects, ergonomists, policymakers and user communities meet.
In the context of developing demographic changes leading to greater numbers of older people and people with disabilities, the general field of inclusive design research strives to relate the capabilities of the population to the design of products. Inclusive populations of older people contain a greater variation in sensory, cognitive and physical user capabilities. These variations may be co-occurring and rapidly changing leading to a demanding design environment. Inclusive Design Research involves developing methods, technologies, tools and guidance for supporting product designers and architects to design for the widest possible population for a given range of capabilities, within a contemporary social and economic context.
Recent research developments have addressed these issues in the context of: governance and policy; daily living activities; the workplace; the built environment, Interactive Digital TV and Mobile communications. Increasingly, a need has been identified for a multidisciplinary approach that reconciles the diverse and sometimes conflicting demands of Design for Ageing and Impairment, Usability and Accessibility and Universal Access. CWUAAT provides a platform for such a need.
We seek original research papers describing investigations within the following broad categories:
1. RECONCILING USABILITY, ACCESSIBILITY AND INCLUSIVE DESIGN
2. DESIGNING INCLUSIVE ASSISTIVE AND REHABILITATION SYSTEMS
3. MEASURING PRODUCT DEMAND AND PEOPLES’ CAPABILITIES
4. DESIGNING COGNITIVE INTERACTION WITH EMERGING TECHNOLOGIES
5. DESIGNING INCLUSIVE SPACES: ARCHITECTURE AND BUILDINGS
8. COLLABORATIVE AND PARTICIPATORY DESIGN FOR INCLUSION
9. DATA MINING AND VISUALISING INCLUSION: USER PROFILE DATA
10. LEGISLATION, STANDARDS AND POLICY IN INCLUSIVE DESIGN
Accepted long papers
will be published as a book by
NEW deadline for submission of long and short papers, poster
abstracts: 10 July , 2013
Advance registration (ends): 16 January, 2014
Paper format details are available on the conference web-site. All papers will be peer reviewed and the accepted papers will be presented during the workshop. Extended abstracts will be taken and reviewed but may be required to resubmit as full papers.
To submit a paper please register on the CWUAAT submissions website when it becomes live.
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CWUAAT 2014 will contain a single paper session allocated as a user forum. This is intended to give users of assistive technology and beneficiaries of improved accessibility an opportunity for an oral presentation of 25 minutes. Both short and long papers will be accepted in this category and topics and themes are not restricted. We welcome academic position papers, social and research agendas, critiques of provision of technology or poor accessibility, engineering or technical papers regarding product design and usage in work and daily living.
As one of the most successful aspects of CWUAAT ‘12, the event will again include a Doctoral Consortium. Candidates who submit to the doctoral consortium will be able to attend the workshop at a greatly reduced registration and 10 places have been allocated for this purpose. The two presentations judged to be the best by the consortium panel will win a podium presentation in the main workshop.
It is hoped that participants will be able to gain hands-on experience with working systems. Space and time will be available for demonstrations of software and hardware. Back to the top.
Langdon, Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge
Provisional - in the process of being updated
Alaster Yoxall, L4L,
Dr Michael Hillman, BIME
Dr Sheri Trewin, IBM, Watson
Dr Stephen Furner, BT Group Chief Technology Offices
Jane Dillon, Royal Mail
Alastair Macdonald, The
Andrew Monk, Psychology,
Bipin Bhakta, Neurological Rehabilitation,
Helen Petrie, Psychology,
Julienne Hanson, Bartlett Institute,
For further information please contact:
Ms Mari Huhtala
Any comments are very welcome. Please send them to:cwuaat-enquiries @ eng.cam.ac.uk
Date last modified: 13/04/11