Providing Strategic User Information to Designers

Joy Goodman, Pat Langdon, John Clarkson


An aim of the i~design project is to examine ways of making designs accessible to the wider population including those who are elderly or have impairments. In order to do this, it is important to gain a better understanding of how designers currently work and in what contexts. We present results from an initial literature survey and some interactions with the design community, looking at methods they use to inform and guide design and when, how and why designers obtain and apply information about target users. We discuss some of the implications of the results for the development of provision of usable user information to designers engaged in inclusive design.

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BibTeX citation

  Author = {Goodman, Joy and Langdon, Pat and Clarkson, John},
  Title = {Providing Strategic User Information to Designers},
  year = 2005,
  month = Sep,
  BookTitle = {HCI and the Older Population, workshop at HCI 2005},
  Editor = {Goodman, Joy and Dickinson, Anna},
  Address= {Edinburgh, UK},
  Keywords = {design, inclusive, survey, design-models-process,
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