Capability measurement for Inclusive Design

Johnson, Daniel M., Clarkson, John, & Huppert, Felicia (2010) Capability measurement for Inclusive Design. Journal of Engineering Design, 21(2-3), pp. 275-288.

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Understanding users' capabilities, needs and expectations is key to the domain of Inclusive Design. Much of the work in the field could be informed and further strengthened by clear, valid and representative data covering the full range of people's capabilities. This article reviews existing data sets and identifies the challenges inherent in measuring capability in a manner that is informative for work in Inclusive Design. The need for a design-relevant capability data set is identified and consideration is given to a variety of capability construct operationalisation issues including questions associated with self-report and performance measures, sampling and the appropriate granularity of measures. The need for further experimental work is identified and a programme of research designed to culminate in the design of a valid and reliable capability survey is described.

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ID Code: 28623
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
Keywords: ergonomics, human factors, inclusive design, universal design, accessibility
DOI: 10.1080/09544820903303464
ISSN: 1466-1837
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Design Methods (120403)
Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > ENGINEERING DESIGN (120400) > Engineering Design Empirical Studies (120401)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Science and Technology
Past > Schools > School of Information Systems
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2009 Taylor & Francis
Copyright Statement: This is an electronic version of an article to be published in the Journal of Engineering Design. The Journal of Engineering Designis available online at informaworldTM
Deposited On: 16 Nov 2009 03:42
Last Modified: 13 May 2013 07:35

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