Scheduled at 8:00am in Cotton Creek I on Wednesday November, 15.#9248
- David Sloan, UX Research Lead, The Paciello Group
- Sarah Horton, UX Strategy Lead, The Paciello Group
- Length of Session: 1-hr
- Format: Lecture
- Expertise Level: Beginner
- Type of session: General Conference
As a society, we're increasingly aware of the ethical responsibility to design technology that minimizes harm and is sensitive to edge-case scenarios. In this presentation, we show how a focus on inclusive design and disability can give us a head-start on ethically-aware tech design, helping the thoughtful design of educational experiences.
Our capacity to create faster, smarter technology always seems to be greater than our capacity to create technology that is sensitive to people’s needs and to its impact on their lives. How do we avoid creating user experiences that are awkward, embarrassing, frustrating or harmful for people who have most to gain from the potential of digital products and services? How can we make sure we don't forget the need to accommodate less common, but high-impact scenarios?
Prioritising accessibility and inclusive design helps us accommodate a greater number of valid interaction scenarios than we would do if we attended to “normal” users in “normal” situations. Using case study examples, and with a focus on an education setting, this session will explore practical ways you can increase involvement of people with disabilities in UX activity throughouout the design process, in a pragmatic and effective way that results in a positive impact on user experience for everyone.
- Learn about the connection between ethical design and inclusive design
- Become familiar with ways of involving people with disabilities throughout the design process
- Develop techniques for identifying and designing for edge-case scenarios
Cognitive/Learning, Deaf/Hard of Hearing, Mobility, Vision
Faculty Instruction/Accessible Course Design, Other, Uncategorized, Web/Media Access
David Sloan is User Experience Research Lead for The Paciello Group (TPG). He’s spent the last 16 years as an accessibility and inclusive design researcher, educator and consultant, helping people to create great digital products and services that can be used by as many people as possible, regardless of disability. He joined TPG in 2013, having previously worked at the University of Dundee’s School of Computing, one of the world’s largest academic research groups investigating disability, ageing, and inclusive technology design.
Sarah Horton is interested in exploring ways to improve quality of life through good design. As User Experience Strategy Lead at the The Paciello Group (TPG), she works with companies and product teams to create “born accessible” digital products and services that work well for everyone. She is co-author of A Web for Everyone with Whitney Quesenbery and Web Style Guide with Patrick Lynch.