Abstract

Human-Centered Multimedia Computing (HCMC) has emerged as a field of computational science where human-centered principles of design are core to the creation of multimedia systems. Today's multimedia technologies still largely cater to the "able" population, largely ignoring those with disabilities or "adding-on" accessibility features after development rather than incorporating the principles as an integral system component at the conceptualization and design stages. We propose a methodology to enrich HCMC through inspirations from disabilities, deficits and impairments. We propose a three dimension model, and illustrate how disabilities research can result in a broader impact. Although HCMC does address adaptability to some extent, continuous co-adaptation between the user and machine is important for improved effectiveness and efficiency. We therefore introduce the concept of personcenteredness and Person-Centered Multimedia Computing (PCMC). Through understanding individual users' needs, we can better design and facilitate seamless and implicit co-adaptation in next-generation multimedia technologies. We present three case studies that illustrate the usefulness of the person-centeredness approach.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationUXeLATE 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012
Pages1-6
Number of pages6
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 10 2012
Event2012 ACM International Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education, UXeLATE 2012 - Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012 - Nara, Japan
Duration: Nov 2 2012Nov 2 2012

Publication series

NameUXeLATE 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012

Conference

Conference2012 ACM International Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education, UXeLATE 2012 - Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012
CountryJapan
CityNara
Period11/2/1211/2/12

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Keywords

  • Assistive technology
  • Human-Centered Computing
  • Human-Centered Multimedia Computing
  • Person-Centered Multimedia Computing
  • Person-centered computing
  • Rehabilitation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Artificial Intelligence
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Education

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Panchanathan, S., McDaniel, T., & Balasubramanian, V. N. (2012). Person-centered accessible technologies: Improved usability and adaptation through inspirations from disability research. In UXeLATE 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012 (pp. 1-6). (UXeLATE 2012 - Proceedings of the 2012 ACM International Workshop on User Experience in e-Learning and Augmented Technologies in Education, Co-located with ACM Multimedia 2012). https://doi.org/10.1145/2390895.2390897