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Mental model of blind users to assist designer in system development

Mat Saei, Siti Nur Syazana and Sulaiman, Suziah and Hasbullah, Halabi (2010) Mental model of blind users to assist designer in system development. In: 4th International Symposium on Information Technology 2010 (ITSim'10), 15-17 June 2010, KLCC, Kuala Lumpur.

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Abstract

The vast growing technologies for blind users has attracted many researchers to get involved in developing and improving software and system applications useful for the blinds. However, the challenge before such development is in understanding how the users behave and interact with the system. This paper presents a mental model for blind users to assist designers in developing better systems for blind computer users. An explanation on mental model as generally is presented. Related papers on mental model for blind user were reviewed to examine the strengths and weaknesses. Kurniawan and Sutcliffe’s work was chosen as a basis to investigate on mental model of blind users. This paper also provides a discussion on the implication of the proposed mental model to designers in designing system applications for the blinds. This includes the need to get domain

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Subjects:T Technology > T Technology (General)
Departments / MOR / COE:Departments > Computer Information Sciences
ID Code:4543
Deposited By: Dr Halabi Hasbullah
Deposited On:18 Mar 2011 04:18
Last Modified:18 Mar 2011 04:18

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