Design for me?

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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.


Research areas and keywords

Subject classification (UKÄ) – MANDATORY

  • Human Computer Interaction
  • Design
  • Human Aspects of ICT


  • Design, Method, User-centered
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationComputers Helping People with Special Needs - 16th International Conference, ICCHP 2018, Proceedings
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783319942766
Publication statusPublished - 2018 Jan 1
Publication categoryResearch
Event16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2018 - Linz, Austria
Duration: 2018 Jul 112018 Jul 13

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume10896 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference16th International Conference on Computers Helping People with Special Needs, ICCHP 2018