Title

ICT-TrAVEl: Mobile Public Transport Companion for the Visually Impaired

Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2-2016

Abstract

The smartphone application widespread adoption has brought about many conveniences to the general population. Unfortunately, like most technology adoption, the focus lacks behind for people with disabilities. Yet, the potential for IT to personalize the mobile application for these groups is high. In our capstone project at Singapore Management University, we developed an iOS application for the visually impaired to use the public transport in Singapore. Beyond meeting the initial requirements, we tested with the visually impaired in order to empathize and cater to their specific needs. This software engineering project is a lesson in iterative software development with changing requirements based on real user test and empathy

Keywords

TrAVEl, visually impaired, public transport, travel companion, user empathy, user testing, iterative software development

Discipline

Computer Sciences

Research Areas

Information Systems and Management; Learning and Information Systems Education

Publication

Proceedings of the Undergraduate Conference in Information Systems, CMU, Pittsburgh

Additional URL

https://qatar.cmu.edu/ucis

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