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

Augusto, J., Kramer, D., Alegre, U., Covaci, A., Santokhee, A. (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 1615-5297. (doi:10.1007/s10209-016-0514-8) (KAR id:77601)

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Abstract

This paper reports 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 the authors 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 Down's Syndrome and those with similar conditions and needs, to be more included in society. The project was developed by a consortium of commercial, academic, and end user supporting organizations. The paper elaborates on what type of stakeholders engaging activities were considered and how these were distributed along the lifetime of the project and their impact.

Item Type: Article
DOI/Identification number: 10.1007/s10209-016-0514-8
Divisions: Faculties > Sciences > School of Engineering and Digital Arts > Digital Media
Depositing User: Alexandra Covaci
Date Deposited: 18 Oct 2019 16:24 UTC
Last Modified: 28 Jan 2020 04:12 UTC
Resource URI: https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/77601 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes)
Covaci, A.: https://orcid.org/0000-0002-3205-2273
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