Design for Me?

  • Charlotte MagnussonEmail author
  • Per-Olof Hedvall
  • Björn Breidegard
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 10896)


In this paper, as a generative contrast to the notion of design “for all”, we present and discuss the potential benefits of a design “for me” approach, where the design process from the starts from, and initially is targeted at, just one person. Given many things developed for a user group or a constructed average user, in this text we describe starting from design for a single user as an alternative approach for achieving useful and useworthy designs. We provide an example from the development of an assistive device as the starting point and discuss how and why this alternative approach should be of interest for everyone interested in usability.


Design User-centered Method 



We want to thank everyone involved in the Minimeter project. In addition we want to thank NordForsk for funding the ActivAbles project and the EU for funding the STARR project.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Charlotte Magnusson
    • 1
    Email author
  • Per-Olof Hedvall
    • 1
  • Björn Breidegard
    • 1
  1. 1.Lund UniversityLundSweden

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