Inclusive Design









Towards designing inclusion: insights from a user data collection study in China  

Weining Ning, Hua Dong 

Tongji University (2)

Keywords:  inclusive design; user data; capability


User data has been identified as one of the important knowledge bases for inclusive design. In order to explore the influential factors that may affect the reliability of data and then build up a more effective and efficient data-collection framework, we carried out an experimental study to collect data from older people (aged 50-70) in China, which included users’ capability, psychological and social- cultural attributes. Users’ actual product interaction performance was also investigated. Three issues were discussed based on the outcome of data analyses: a) mood states have significant effects on respondent’s self-reporting results; b) compared with maximum settings, people may have a wider range of perceptions of “comfortable” settings and it is possible to predict the performance in a “comfortable ” setting based on “maximum” data; c) social-cultural variables, vision, hearing, dexterity, cognition and psychological characteristics can predict successful product interaction tasks at different levels by using multiple logistic regression analysis.  

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Cite this paper: Ning, W., Dong, H. (2016). Towards designing inclusion: insights from a user data collection study in China. Proceedings of DRS 2016, Design Research Society 50th Anniversary Conference. Brighton, UK, 27–30 June 2016.

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