The user-centred intelligent environments development process as a guide to co-create smart technology for people with special needs

Augusto, Juan Carlos and Kramer, Dean and Alegre, Unai and Covaci, Alexandra and Santokhee, Adityarajsingh (2018) The user-centred intelligent environments development process as a guide to co-create smart technology for people with special needs. Universal Access in the Information Society, 17 (1). pp. 115-130. ISSN 1615-5289

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Abstract

We report on the lessons learnt during the application of a methodology to develop Intelligent Environments. One important feature of the methodology is that of being strongly user-centred and we report on how that interaction with users took place and how it continuously shaped our project aspirations and outcomes. The methodology was applied to a project which aimed at helping people with Downs Syndrome and those with similar conditions and needs, to be more included in society. The project was developed by amconsortium of commercial, academic, and end-user supporting organizations. We explain what type of stakeholders engaging activities were considered, how these were distributed along the lifetime of the project and their impact.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: First Online: 16 January 2017
Research Areas: A. > School of Science and Technology > Computer Science > Intelligent Environments group
Item ID: 21032
Notes on copyright: © The Author(s) 2017. This article is distributed under the terms of the Creative Commons Attribution 4.0 International License (http://creativecommons.org/licenses/by/4.0/), which permits unrestricted use, distribution, and reproduction in any medium, provided you give appropriate credit to the original author(s) and the source, provide a link to the Creative Commons license, and indicate if changes were made.
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Depositing User: Juan Augusto
Date Deposited: 15 Dec 2016 16:47
Last Modified: 07 Sep 2018 04:05
URI: http://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/21032

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