Vitenskapelig artikkel

Situated Abilities within Universal Design – A Theoretical Exploration

Saplacan, Diana; Herstad, Jo; Schulz, Trenton


Tidsskrift: International Journal on Advances in Intelligent Systems, vol. 13, p. 278–291–14, 2020

Utgivere: International Academy, Research and Industry Association (IARIA)

Utgave: 34

Internasjonale standardnumre:
Trykt: 1942-2679
Elektronisk: 1942-2679

PROSJEKT: Multimodal Elderly Care Systems

This paper investigates Universal Design (UD) through the idea of designing for situated abilities, rather than focusing on designing for disabled users. This shift in perspective from disabilities to abilities is explored through the design of a domestic robot that integrates into our homes, in a familiar way. We explore the concept of designing for situated abilities through a proof-of-concept robotic wooden table, the T-ABLE, as an alternative design for domestic robots. Finally, the paper identifies four dimensions of situated abilities.