Tag: inclusive design


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Mar 2016

What is intuitive design…part 2

In part 1 of this blog on intuitive design we discussed how perceptions and experience vary so much between individuals.  The role of human factors in the design process is critical in trying to understand this variability.  This is especially true in the design of products like medical devices. In this second part, we explore some of the details around psychology and behaviour and how...

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What is intuitive design…part 2

30

May 2014

Self-service can work!

In the latest blog in our series relating to self service we look at a library kiosk. One of the libraries we use has a self service kiosk called smartserve 400 (http://www.bibliotheca.com/1/index.php/our-products/self-service-kiosks/smartserve400) It’s a revelation! The on screen instructions are easy to read and follow and include clear and helpful graphics to illustrate them The space where you wave or swipe your books to borrow...

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Self-service can work!

05

Feb 2013

Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

An interesting article in the New Scientist recently highlighted some of the emerging trends in digital mapping and how our experience of navigating spaces and environments is changing.  What does this mean for traditional methods of providing navigational information? The way in which we find our way is changing.  The coverage of mapping information from Google, Apple, Bing and others is getting increasingly comprehensive.  The...

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Impact of digital mapping on wayfinding

02

Jan 2013

Are the older generation getting tech-savvy?

Thought provoking article on the BBC website on the tech needs of older people: www.bbc.co.uk/news/technology-20529991 It stems from work done at the Cambridge Design Centre, part of Cambridge University, looking at products and how older people use them.  It’s clearly an important topic with the demographic shift to an aging population. The video really highlights the problems designers have in seeing the world through the...

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11

Oct 2012

Future Technology for Blind & Visually Impaired People

This is a video from Guide Dogs for the Blind about the future use of technology to help the blind & visually impaired. The work we are doing with them on travel & wayfinding needs will inform more work in this area.


02

Dec 2011

Prosthetics and wearable technology

This story about a man who has adapted his prosthetic arm to embed a smartphone in it raises some interesting thoughts and questions. The first is the around the continual striving of individuals to make technology work for them. A really great idea seems to suffer from a lack of support from suppliers and manufacturers and took some individual determination to make it happen.  The...

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