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Adaptation of a disability severity scale for product assessment
  An inclusively-designed product should accommodate the widest possible range of user capabilities. Consequently, it is important for designers to know about the full range of potential user capabilities found across the general population when assessing product attributes prior to redesign or new concept development. A mapping between user capabilities and product assessment is thus required. This paper aims to find such a mapping through the application of a severity of impairment scale to product assessment.

  • Date:

    31 December 2003

  • Publication Status:


  • Publisher

    The Design Society

  • Library of Congress:

    QA75 Electronic computers. Computer science

  • Dewey Decimal Classification:

    004 Data processing & computer science

  • Funders:

    Historic Funder (pre-Worktribe)


Clarkson, P. J., Dong, H., & Keates, S. (2003). Adaptation of a disability severity scale for product assessment. In A. Folkeson, K. Gralen, M. Norell, & U. Sellgren (Eds.), DS 31: Proceedings of ICED 03, the 14th International Conference on Engineering Design, Stockholm: Industrial design engineering - applications and context, 659-660



Adaptation of disability severity scale product assessment, databases, evaluation of design, human factors

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