Human-Centered Design in Action: Designing and Performing Testing Sessions with Users with Special needs

Human-Centered Design in Action: Designing and Performing Testing Sessions with Users with Special needs

Abstract

The Human-Centered Design approach heavily relies on the inclusion of users into the design process. In special needs projects, in particular, it is vital to include the target users due to their specific requirements on the end product. However, conducting testing sessions with users with special needs always requires a lot of preparation and careful consideration. In the case of the LITERACY-project this special user group consists of people with dyslexia, a learning disability. Moreover, testing is performed across three nations. In this article the process of planning, conducting and analyzing such a testing session with a special user group is described and analyzed. It will discuss the considerations while planning the testing sessions, special preparation needed to create a suitable testing environment, choosing feedback channels and analyzing the data collected in the sessions.

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Authors
  • Hagelkruys, Dominik
  • Böhm, Christina
  • Motschnig, Renate
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Editors
  • Hagelkruys, Dominik
  • Motschnig, Renate
  • Böhm, Christina
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Paper in Conference Proceedings or in Workshop Proceedings (Full Paper in Proceedings)
Event Title
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Jun 22, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
Divisions
Computer Science Didactics and Learning Research Center
Subjects
Software Engineering
Webentwicklung, Webanwendungen
Informatik in Beziehung zu Mensch und Gesellschaft
Multimedia
Event Location
Montreal, Quebec, Canada
Event Type
Conference
Event Dates
22.07.2015 - 24.07.2015
Series Name
EdMedia: World Conference on Educational Media and Technology, Jun 22, 2015 in Montreal, Quebec, Canada ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2 Publisher: Association for the Advancement of Computing in Education (AACE)
ISSN/ISBN
ISBN 978-1-939797-16-2
Date
June 2015
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