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INCLUSIVE DESIGNING:

"Joining Usability, Accessibility, and Inclusion"

Fitzwilliam College, University of Cambridge, 24 - 27 March 2014


Programme


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

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Proceedings

Accepted long papers will be published as a book by Springer-Verlag, UK.
Short papers will be published seperately in an official conference proceedings.
Selected long papers will appear in a special edition of the Universal Access in the Information Society (UAIS) journal published by Springer-Verlag.

Important Dates

NEW deadline for submission of long and short papers, poster abstracts: 10 July , 2013
Notification of paper acceptance: 10 September, 2013
Deadline for camera-ready version of submitted papers: 10 October, 2013

Advance registration (ends): 16 January, 2014
Late registration (ends): 20 February, 2014
CWUAAT Workshop: 24 - 27 March, 2014

Formats

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.

Please join the cwuaat-announce news list at:

https://lists.cam.ac.uk/mailman/listinfo/eng-cwuaat-announce for CWUAAT announcements.

User Forum

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.

Doctoral Consortium

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.

Demonstrations

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Organising Committee

Dr Patrick Langdon, Engineering Design Centre, University of Cambridge
Dr Jonathan Lazar, Harvard University and Towson University, USA
Prof Ann Heylighen, K.U.Leuven, Belgium
Dr. Hua Dong, Brunel University, UK

Programme Committee

Provisional - in the process of being updated

Dr Alaster Yoxall, L4L, Sheffield Hallam University

Dr Colette Nicolle, Loughborough University

Dr Faustina Hwang, University of Reading

Dr Gail Mountain, University of Sheffield

Dr Gill Whitney, Middlesex University

Dr Gordon Rugg, University of Keele

Dr Hua Dong, Brunel University UK

Dr Joy Goodman-Deane, University of Cambridge

Dr Mark Rouncefield, Computing, University of Lancaster

Dr Mary Zajicek, Oxford Brookes University

Dr Michael Hillman, BIME

Dr Pat Langdon, University of Cambridge

Dr Rachel McCrindle, University of Reading

Dr Ray Adams, Middlesex University

Dr Ruth Mayagoitia-Hill, Kings College London

Dr Sheri Trewin, IBM, Watson

Dr Stephen Furner,  BT Group Chief Technology Offices

Dr Susan Cobb, Nottingham University VIRART

Dr Tony Brooks, Aalborg Universitet Esbjerg, Denmark

Jane Dillon, Royal Mail 

Prof Alastair  Macdonald, The Glasgow School of Art

Prof Andrew Monk, Psychology, University of York

Prof Ann Heylighen, KULeuvan, Belgium

Prof Bipin Bhakta, Neurological  Rehabilitation, University of Leeds

Prof Constantine Stephanidis, ICS-FORTH, Greece

Prof Helen Petrie, Psychology, University of York

Prof Hilary Dalke, Kingston University

Prof John Clarkson, University of Cambridge

Prof Jonathan Lazar, Towson Univeristy, USA

Prof Julienne Hanson, Bartlett Institute, University College London

Prof Marcus Ormerod, University of Salford

Prof Penny Standen, University of Nottingham

Prof Roger Coleman, Royal College of Art

Prof Vicki Hanson, University of Dundee

Prof  Peter Robinson, University of Cambridge

Contact Information

For further information please contact:

Ms Mari Huhtala
Department of Engineering
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street

Cambridge CB2 1PZ
United Kingdom

Tel:  +44 (0)1223 748245 / 748247
Fax: +44 (0)1223 339263
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Date last modified: 13/04/11