Juan Hourcade, Natasha Bullock-Rest
Welcome to the new forum on universal interactions. When contemplating how to design technologies, interaction design professionals may often first think of designs that will work for people like themselves. This can end up adversely affecting populations with needs and abilities that differ from the majority of our field. In this forum we will share and celebrate research and practices that focus on these populations, including children, older adults, people with disabilities, and people with low socioeconomic status (SES). In this column, we discuss some of the key challenges for our field in designing technologies for each of these…
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