Interaction Design User-Profile (IDUP) - A Framework for Evaluating User Needs in the Context of the Virtual Environment Simulator Training SystemBy Finucane, Aisling; Cox, Sara L.; Rahman, Abdur; Assistive Technology: From Virtuality to Reality, Vol. 16, No. 1, pp. 418-422
Publication Date: 2005
Paper focuses on the development of a methodology that applies to the design of the Virtual Environment Mobility Simulator (VEMS), which is a prototype system created to allow children with severe mobility disabilities to learn to operate a powered wheelchair. The researchers discuss an Interaction Design User-Profile (IDUP) technique, which aims to optimize learning by incorporating different types of learning styles and cognition. The authors contend that the determination of a child’s level of learning has involved a combination of factors, including age, intelligence quotient tests, and psychological tests. In order to gain a more complete understanding of a child’s ability to learn, however, different learning styles must be incorporated into the VEMS system. The IDUP technique will involve the use of questionnaires, interviews, focus groups, literature reviews, and naturalistic observation in order to optimize the usability of VEMS. This research was conducted at the Department of Mechanical and Aeronautical Engineering and the Department of Electronics and Computer Engineering at the University of Limerick in Ireland.
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 )
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