Assessing Usability of Products in the Low Vision Field

Show simple item record Wing, Craig Jason Tam 2007-02-15T10:53:49Z 2007-02-15T10:53:49Z 2007-02-15T10:53:49Z
dc.description Student Number : 9804058J - MSc dissertation - School of Information and Electrical Engineering - Faculty of Engineering and the Built Environment en
dc.description.abstract This paper presents the implementation of usability engineering into a device to meet the requirements of a Visually Impaired Person (VIP). Users of such a device may suffer from conditions such as Macular Degeneration, Diabetes and HIV/AID’s related disorders. Since these disorders affect a person’s vision, the device enlarges the desired text to reduce the effects of loss of vision. Other functionality may include image manipulation and colour modification. A usability engineering framework is incorporated into the design as well as accommodating user requirements in the design process. Usability principles are implemented, hence meeting the aims of effectiveness, efficiency, learnability, satisfaction and context of use. The device is examined via heuristic evaluation and usability testing from specialists and end users, with comments, ratings and times recorded. Research indicates that this device successfully implements usability engineering techniques and provides a cost effective, highly functional device for the VIP. en
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dc.language.iso en en
dc.subject VIP en
dc.subject CAL en
dc.subject macular degeneration en
dc.subject AMD en
dc.subject usabilty engineering en
dc.subject usabilty testing en
dc.subject heuristic evaluation en
dc.subject Nielsen en
dc.subject evolutionary delivery en
dc.title Assessing Usability of Products in the Low Vision Field en
dc.type Thesis en

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