Assistive Computing: a Human-Centered Approach to Developing Computing Support for Cognition

Charles Consel 1, 2
2 Phoenix - Programming Language Technology For Communication Services
LaBRI - Laboratoire Bordelais de Recherche en Informatique, Inria Bordeaux - Sud-Ouest, EA4136 - Handicap et système nerveux :Action, communication, interaction: rétablissement de la fonction et de la participation [Bordeaux]
Abstract : The growing population of cognitively impaired individuals calls for the emergence of a research area dedicated to developing computing systems that address their needs. The nature of this research area requires to bridge the many disciplines needed to develop human-centered, assistive computing systems. Such bridging may seem unattainable considering the conceptual and practical gaps between the related disciplines and the challenges of propagating human-related concerns throughout the many stages of the development process of assistive technologies. As a consequence, existing assistive technologies lack a proper needs analysis; their development is often driven by technology concerns, resulting in ill-designed and stereotype-biased systems; and, most of them are not tested for their eï¿¿ectiveness in assisting users. In this paper, we propose a systematic exploration of this vast challenge. First, we deï¿¿ne Assistive Computing as a research area and propose key principles to drive its study. Then, we introduce a tool-based methodology dedicated to developing assistive computing support, integrating a range of disciplines from human-related sciences to computer science. This methodology is purposefully pragmatic in that it leverages, aggregates and revisits numerous research results, concretizing it with a range of examples. More generally, our goal is i) to provide a framework to conduct research in the area of Assistive Computing and ii) to identify the necessary bridges between disciplines to account for all the dimensions of such systems.
Type de document :
Communication dans un congrès
the 40th International Conference, May 2018, Gothenburg, France. ACM Press, 18, 〈10.1145/3183428.3183431〉
Liste complète des métadonnées

https://hal.inria.fr/hal-01857736
Contributeur : Charles Consel <>
Soumis le : vendredi 17 août 2018 - 12:37:25
Dernière modification le : samedi 18 août 2018 - 01:14:56

Lien texte intégral

Identifiants

Collections

Citation

Charles Consel. Assistive Computing: a Human-Centered Approach to Developing Computing Support for Cognition. the 40th International Conference, May 2018, Gothenburg, France. ACM Press, 18, 〈10.1145/3183428.3183431〉. 〈hal-01857736〉

Partager

Métriques

Consultations de la notice

42