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Title:All situational impairments are not created equal: A classification system for situational impairment events and the unique nature of severely constraining situational impairments
Author(s):Saulynas, Sidas; Burgee, Lawrence E.; Kuber, Ravi
Subject(s):Situationally induced impairments and disabilities (SIID)
Mobile devices
Mobile Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)
Abstract:This study explores situationally induced impairments and disabilities (SIIDs) from a unique perspective. A two-week diary study of mobile technology users was conducted to create a corpus of situational impairment events (SIEs) that mobile device users may experience in the wild. As a result, themes and classifications describing the type of SIEs that were encountered (such as ambient environmental and social/cultural issues) were identified. In addition, within the created classification system, the authors identified the presence of a subset of SIEs that where severely constraining in the sense that a workaround is not available or easily obtained, or where a technological solution was found that only led to the introduction of a new SIE. The use of the classification of SIEs as well as the identification of the unique nature of those that are severely constraining can help influence the future design of mobile technologies.
Issue Date:2017
Publisher:iSchools
Citation Info:Saulynas, S., Burgee, L. E., & Kuber, R. (2017). All Situational Impairments are not Created Equal: A Classification System for Situational Impairment Events and the Unique Nature of Severely Constraining Situational Impairments. In iConference 2017 Proceedings (pp. 110–123). https://doi.org/10.9776/17015
Series/Report:iConference 2017 Proceedings
Genre:Conference Paper/Presentation
Type:Text
Language:English
URI:http://hdl.handle.net/2142/96688
DOI:https://doi.org/10.9776/17015
Rights Information:Copyright 2017 Sidas Saulynas, Lawrence E. Burgee, and Ravi Kuber
Date Available in IDEALS:2017-07-27


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