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Understanding Domain Expert's Perspectives and Expectations in Assistive Technology

Suziah, Sulaiman and Siti Nur Syazana Mat Saei, S. and Foong, Oi Mean and Halabi Hasbullah, H. (2010) Understanding Domain Expert's Perspectives and Expectations in Assistive Technology. In: International Symposium on Information Technology 2010 (ITSim), 15-17 Jun 2010, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. ISSN: 2155-897. DOI: 10.1109/ITSIM.2010.5561491.

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Abstract

Designing computer applications for blind users is a challenging task. The design requirements should encompass those feedback obtained from the target users, the domain experts as well as the designers' intuition of the system. Current practice has placed little emphasis on the involvement of the domain experts when capturing the design requirements. This paper addresses this problem by highlighting the importance of such involvement. An interview was conducted to elicit a domain expert's view on how blind users used computer, the technology they used and their general requirements on an ideal system. The findings include blind users require an intelligent system that could read the "right thing" at "the right time", provide a description of images on a document, and have shortcut keys for the system.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:Q Science > QA Mathematics > QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
ID Code:2612
Deposited By: Foong Oi Mean
Deposited On:10 Nov 2010 08:36
Last Modified:19 Jan 2017 08:23

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