Design Considerations and Evaluation Methodology for Adapted Navigational Assistants for People with Cognitive Disabilities

Javier Gomez, Germán Montoro

Abstract

Assisting pedestrians with cognitive disabilities in their movements through a city is not a simple task. Despite of the new mobile navigational software available in the market, many of these users (and their caregivers) are still resistant to use them. In some cases, due to the lack of adaptation to their needs. This issue motivated us to elaborate a set of design considerations to keep in mind when designing navigational assistants for people with cognitive disabilities. Besides, we developed a navigational prototype for smartphones that was evaluated with two users with Down syndrome. Therefore, we also propose some hints about how the evaluation should be carried out.

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Gomez J. and Montoro G. (2015). Design Considerations and Evaluation Methodology for Adapted Navigational Assistants for People with Cognitive Disabilities . In Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015) ISBN 978-989-758-068-0, pages 344-351. DOI: 10.5220/0005203603440351


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@conference{healthinf15,
author={Javier Gomez and Germán Montoro},
title={Design Considerations and Evaluation Methodology for Adapted Navigational Assistants for People with Cognitive Disabilities},
booktitle={Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015)},
year={2015},
pages={344-351},
publisher={SciTePress},
organization={INSTICC},
doi={10.5220/0005203603440351},
isbn={978-989-758-068-0},
}


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TY - CONF
JO - Proceedings of the International Conference on Health Informatics - Volume 1: HEALTHINF, (BIOSTEC 2015)
TI - Design Considerations and Evaluation Methodology for Adapted Navigational Assistants for People with Cognitive Disabilities
SN - 978-989-758-068-0
AU - Gomez J.
AU - Montoro G.
PY - 2015
SP - 344
EP - 351
DO - 10.5220/0005203603440351