Rove n Rave™ development : a partnership between the university and the disability service provider to build a social website for people with an intellectual disability

Xu, Yuanying, Zhang, Jinglan, Yagovkin, Roman, Maniero, Simone, Wangchunk, Phurpa, & Koplick, Stewart (2014) Rove n Rave™ development : a partnership between the university and the disability service provider to build a social website for people with an intellectual disability. In OzCHI '14 Proceedings of the 26th Australian Computer-Human Interaction Conference on Designing Futures: the Future of Design, ACM, University of Technology, Sydney, Australia, pp. 531-534.

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Rove n Rave ™ is a website designed and created for, and with, people with an intellectual disability. Its aim is to provide them with a user-friendly online platform where they can share opinions and experiences, and where they can find reviews which will help them to choose a place to visit themselves.

During the development process, input on design requirements was gathered from a group of people with an intellectual disability and the disability service provider. This group then tested the product and provided further feedback on improving the website. It was found that the choice of wording, icons, pictures, colours and some functions significantly affected the users' ability to understand the content of the website. This demonstrated that a partnership between the developer and the user is essential when designing and delivering products or services for people with an intellectual disability.

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ID Code: 81716
Item Type: Conference Paper
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: Information interfaces and presentation, Intellectual disability, Web development, Co-design, Inclusive design, Universal design, User-oriented, HERN
DOI: 10.1145/2686612.2686697
ISBN: 9781450306539
Divisions: Current > Schools > School of Electrical Engineering & Computer Science
Current > QUT Faculties and Divisions > Science & Engineering Faculty
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