Publication Type

Conference Proceeding Article

Publication Date

2-2017

Abstract

We describe our vision for Empath-D, our system to enable Empathetic User Interface Design. Our key idea is to leverage Virtual and Augmented Reality (VR / AR) displays to provide an Immersive Reality environment, where developers/designers can emulate impaired interactions by elderly or disabled users while testing the usability of their applications. Our early experiences with the Empath-D prototype show that Empath-D can emulate a cataract vision impairment of the elderly and guide designers to create accessible web pages with less mental workload.

Keywords

Accessibility, AR, VR, Design, Empathy

Discipline

Graphics and Human Computer Interfaces | Software Engineering

Research Areas

Software and Cyber-Physical Systems

Publication

HotMobile '17: Proceedings of the 18th International Workshop on Mobile Computing Systems and Applications, Sonoma, CA, USA, 2017 February 21-22

ISBN

9781450349079

Identifier

10.1145/3032970.3032981

Publisher

ACM

City or Country

Sonoma, CA, US

Creative Commons License

Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License
This work is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 4.0 License.

Additional URL

http://doi.org./10.1145/3032970.3032981

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