SCHEDULE

THURSDAY, MARCH 23

8:00-9:00 Breakfast

9:00-10:00 AM: Discussion: The Landscape of Inclusive Design & Low-Vision Users: Introduce disability/impairment,  project challenge, the need for accessible data, personas and user journey maps. Introduce Technical and Functional Access Standards: Color contrast, Inverted Colors, Screen Readers and a few custom gestures for vision impaired users. 

10:00-11:00 AM: Present eye conditions that coordinate with challenge. |  Explain effects of different conditions. | Go through digital simulator tools. | Student groups make their own low vision simulator goggles and create models charts using digital simulator tools.

11:00 AM-noon: Students complete tasks wearing the goggles (1. Complete simple task in the environment and 2. Access data in the software platform). Discussion afterward of experience.

Noon-1:00 PM: Begin ideation exercises (Identify pain points in experience and User Journey Map; begin sketching). Pass out wireframe templates. Students work on concept sketches and storyboards and/or wireframes in the evening.

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FRIDAY, MARCH 24

9:00-10:00 AM: Meet as a class to discuss concept sketches and storyboards and/or wireframes. Consider how these ideas might transform the user experience. What If exercise.

10:00 AM-12:00 PM: Create low-fi prototypes of concepts. Add hotspots to paper prototypes or storyboard slide show. Include a few computer generated layouts of key visualizations/screens. Test with peers wearing goggles as you go.

12:00 PM-1:00 PM: Share/Test lo-fi prototypes with peers/visitors. Discussion of work and potential next steps. Class wrap-up


READINGS/VIDEOS FOR WORKSHOP


Watch Judith Butler Video

—Read “All Technology is Assistive” by Sara Hendron

 


DIGITAL SIMULATION TOOLS


PERSONAS

Rachael_LowVision_Personas

Reilly_LowVision_Personas

Susan_LowVision_Personas

Kaylie_LowVision_Personas


USER JOURNEY MAPS

UserJourney_Reilly

UserJourney_Susan

UserJourney_Kaylie

UserJourney_Rachael


BAR CHART IMAGE


USEFUL KEYBOARD SHORTCUTS

To Invert Colors:

System Preferences > Keyboard > Shortcuts > Accessibility >  Check the box to use shortcut to invert colors

System Preferences> Accessibility> Display> click invert
colors (now you can turn this on and off using the shortcut)

Screen Readers:

The gestures change once you turn on Accessiblity
Settings>General>Accessiblity>VoiceOver (60%)

Other Accessibility iOs gestures

Access Accessibility Preferences:

Command Option F5 to access the accessibility preferences panel


WIREFRAMING TEMPLATES

sneakpeekit-4-browsers

sneakpeekit-4-tablets

apple_watch_38-42mm_wireframes_us-letter

iphone-7-templates


Projects to Reflect Upon

Song of the Machine

Wanda Diaz Merced: How a Blind Astronomer Found the Way to Hear the Stars


DATA VISUALIZATION PROJECTS/STUDIOS

Fathom, founded by Ben Fry

Data Labs

Information is Beautiful Awards

Aaron Koblin Flight Patterns


VR Viewers

https://sphcst.com/upload