User-Centered Design: Ethical Issues
The ethical aspects involved in the application of the methodology of the user centered design is discussed in this paper. We present to the readers some application of educational practice that have been applied to the development of assistive technologies. And after presenting the elements of observation of the design practice of user-centered design, we discussed the need for certain specific practices and guidelines to be applied for the development of assistive technology. And we conclude that the application of user-centered design requires above all a higher level of perception and skills of the design team when it comes to subjects with disabilities.
KeywordsUser-centered design Assistive technology Ethical issues
We thank CAPES for the financial support in the Assistive Technology Research and Development Network Project and the and CNPq for the financial support to present the paper at the IEA.
- 2.Pratt A, Nunes J (2012) Interactive design: an introduction to the theory and application of user-centered design. Rockport, United StatesGoogle Scholar
- 4.Dorrington P, Wilkinson C, Tasker L, Walters A (2016) User-centered design method for the design of assistive switch devices to improve user experience, accessibility, and independence. J Usability Stud 11(2):66–82Google Scholar
- 5.Lazar J, et al (2018) Co-design process of a smart phone app to help people with down syndrome manage their nutritional habits. J Usability Stud, 13(2)Google Scholar
- 6.Zitkus E, Langdon P, Clarkson PJ (2013) Inclusive design advisor: understanding the design practice before developing inclusivity tools. J Usability Stud 8(4):127–143Google Scholar
- 7.Aurélio Dicionário (2010) vol. 24. http://www.dicionariodoaurelio.com