Including Users in the Evaluation Process of Assistive Technology: Applied Methods and Techniques

  • Kelli C. A. S. SmytheEmail author
  • Dominique Leite Adam
  • Caelen Teger da Silva
  • Maria Lúcia Leite Ribeiro Okimoto
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 972)


This paper’s goal is to identify the different methods and techniques of assistive technology evaluation with users with disabilities, focusing on the post-design phase. As a method, we carried out a literature review regarding user-centered design and assistive technology. For the data analysis strategy, we followed three stages: 1- Descriptive analysis (based on the information provided by the authors); 2- Grouping methods and techniques by similarity; 3- Quantitative analysis (based on the incidence of the methods and techniques found. As a result, were identified 20 evaluation methods and techniques. The highest incidence were: survey, questionnaires, interviews and focus groups.


Evaluation methods/techniques User centered-design Assistive technology 



Special acknowledgments to UFPR and CNPq.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Kelli C. A. S. Smythe
    • 1
    Email author
  • Dominique Leite Adam
    • 1
  • Caelen Teger da Silva
    • 1
  • Maria Lúcia Leite Ribeiro Okimoto
    • 1
  1. 1.Federal University of ParanáCuritibaBrazil

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