Designing Acceptable "Smart" Home Technology to Support People in the HomeBy Dewsbury, Guy; Clarke, Karen; Rouncefield, Mark; Sommerville, Ian; Taylor, Bruce; Edge, Martin; Technology and Disability, Vol. 15, No. 3, pp. 191-199
Publication Date: 2003
Paper considers the main aspects and questions that are required to be asked by any designer of homes that include technology designed to support the lives of people with disabilities. The design process is framed to extend the concepts of inclusive and universal design within the social context of designing homes for people with a wide range of disabilities. The author contends that designing a home with elements of adaptive technology is not very different from designing a home for people who do not have disabilities. Both cases of custom home design call for a design that is specific to the individual clients’ needs. The main questions that arise from the design process are addressed, as are the roles of cultural probes in enhancing custom home design.
Published by: IOS Press (Website:http://www.iospress.nl)
Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology in Europe (AAATE) (Web Site: http://www.aaate.net )
This publication is included in the library of the National Rehabilitation Information Center (NARIC), accession number J46837