Designing a Remote Framework to Create Custom Assistive Technologies

Veronica Alfaro Arias, Amy Hurst, Anita Perr

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Abstract

3D printing technologies can help individuals get customized assistive technologies that increase independence. However, designing these technologies is complicated and many users must rely on fabricators to translate their ideas and transform them into customized tools. We have developed a design framework, inspired by IDEO's Human-Centered Design principles [6], to help organize end-user's ideas, spark creativity, and engage end-users in a collaborative design process. It consists of digital artifacts divided into three main categories: explore, ideate, and create. We conducted virtual interviews with four occupational therapists and two people with motor disabilities to understand how end-users describe their abilities and needs in order to facilitate ideation and collaboration with fabricators.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
ISBN (Electronic)9781450371032
DOIs
StatePublished - Oct 26 2020
Event22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2020 - Virtual, Online, Greece
Duration: Oct 26 2020Oct 28 2020

Publication series

NameASSETS 2020 - 22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility

Conference

Conference22nd International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2020
CountryGreece
CityVirtual, Online
Period10/26/2010/28/20

Keywords

  • 3D printing
  • Accessibility
  • Assistive technology
  • Design framework
  • Human-Centered Design

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Hardware and Architecture
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Software

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