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MapSense: Design and Field Study of Interactive Maps for Children Living with Visual Impairments

Brulé, Emeline and Bailly, Gilles and Brock, Anke and Valentin, Frédéric and Denis, Grégoire and Jouffrais, Christophe MapSense: Design and Field Study of Interactive Maps for Children Living with Visual Impairments. (2016) In: International Conference for Human-Computer Interaction (CHI 2016), 7 May 2016 - 12 May 2016 (San Jose, CA, United States).

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We report on the design process leading to the creation of MapSense, a multi-sensory interactive map for visually impaired children. We conducted a formative study in a specialized institute to understand children’s educational needs, their context of care and their preferences regarding interactive technologies. The findings (1) outline the needs for tools and methods to help children to acquire spatial skills and (2) provide four design guidelines for educational assistive technologies. Based on these findings and an iterative process, we designed and deployed MapSense in the institute during two days. It enables collaborations between children with a broad range of impairments, proposes reflective and ludic scenarios and allows caretakers to customize it as they wish. A field experiment reveals that both children and caretakers considered the system successful and empowering.

Item Type:Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Additional Information:Thanks to Fondation Internationale de la Recherche Appliquée sur le Handicap (FIRAH).The definitive version is available at http://www.firah.org/centre-ressources/fr The original PDF of the article can be found at: http://www.firah.org/centre-ressources/fr/notice/488/
Audience (conference):International conference proceedings
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Institution:French research institutions > Centre National de la Recherche Scientifique - CNRS (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Institut National Polytechnique de Toulouse - Toulouse INP (FRANCE)
French research institutions > Institut National de la Recherche en Informatique et en Automatique - INRIA (FRANCE)
Other partners > Télécom Paris (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse III - Paul Sabatier - UT3 (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse - Jean Jaurès - UT2J (FRANCE)
Université de Toulouse > Université Toulouse 1 Capitole - UT1 (FRANCE)
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