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Towards Multispecies Interaction Environments: Extending Accessibility to Canine Users

Mancini, Clara; Li, Sha; O'Connor, Grainne; Valencia, Jose; Edwards, Duncan and McCain, Helen (2016). Towards Multispecies Interaction Environments: Extending Accessibility to Canine Users. In: ACI '16: Proceedings of the Third International Conference on Animal-Computer Interaction, ACM, article no. 8.

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In this paper we discuss the role of mobility assistance dogs in human society and the challenges they face when operating in human environments. We present the findings of an ethnographic study at a training facility as well as the findings of early evaluations of canine-friendly switches. We discuss how the species-specific implementation of core interaction design principles could inform the design of interaction environments that better support these skilled workers.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item
Copyright Holders: 2016 ACM
ISBN: 1-4503-4758-4, 978-1-4503-4758-7
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Funded Project NameProject IDFunding Body
Animal-Computer InteractionNot SetNot Set
Keywords: mobility assistance dogs; interaction design principles; animal-computer interaction; canine accessibility
Academic Unit/School: Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) > Computing and Communications
Faculty of Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM)
Faculty of Wellbeing, Education and Language Studies (WELS)
Research Group: Centre for Research in Computing (CRC)
Health and Wellbeing PRA (Priority Research Area)
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Item ID: 48569
Depositing User: Clara Mancini
Date Deposited: 21 Feb 2017 15:29
Last Modified: 12 Jun 2020 07:07
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