Developing tactile icons to support mobile users with situationally-induced impairments and disabilities

Huimin Qian, Ravi Kuber, Andrew L. Sears

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Abstract

Although it is well known that interaction with a mobile device can be impacted when the environment is inhospitable or when the user is on the move, situationally-induced impairments and disabilities (SIIDs) are often overlooked in the mobile interface design process. In this paper, we describe one step toward supporting mobile users with SIIDs, through the design of tactile notifications. The tactile channel offers considerable promise to convey notifications to the user, freeing their visual and auditory channels for other tasks. A study was conducted to determine whether participants could develop tactile cues to convey the key characteristics of alerts to mobile users (e.g. urgency, relationship with the sender). The results highlight the benefits of tactile prototyping tools to encourage generation of design ideas, and the use of scenarios to situate these design ideas within the intended context of use.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013
DOIs
StatePublished - Nov 18 2013
Event15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013 - Bellevue, WA, United States
Duration: Oct 21 2013Oct 23 2013

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NameProceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013

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Other15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013
CountryUnited States
CityBellevue, WA
Period10/21/1310/23/13

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  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Software

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Qian, H., Kuber, R., & Sears, A. L. (2013). Developing tactile icons to support mobile users with situationally-induced impairments and disabilities. In Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013 [47] (Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013). https://doi.org/10.1145/2513383.2513387
Qian, Huimin ; Kuber, Ravi ; Sears, Andrew L. / Developing tactile icons to support mobile users with situationally-induced impairments and disabilities. Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013. 2013. (Proceedings of the 15th International ACM SIGACCESS Conference on Computers and Accessibility, ASSETS 2013).
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