The application of spatialization and spatial metaphor to Augmentative and Alternative Communication

Patrick Demasco, Alan F. Newell, John L. Arnott

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    Abstract

    The University of Delaware and the University of Dundee are collaborating on a project that is investigating the application of spatialization and spatial metaphors to interfaces for Augmentative and Alternative Communication. This paper outlines the project's motivation, goals, and methodological considerations. It presents a number of design principles obtained from a review of the HCl literature. Finally, it describes progress on the demonstration of this approach. This application called VAL provides a computer-based word board that retains spatial equivalence to the user's paper-based system. It also allows the user to access an extended lexicon through an interface to the WordNet lexical database.

    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1st Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, Assets 1994
    PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery (ACM)
    Pages31-38
    Number of pages8
    ISBN (Print)0897916492, 9780897916493
    DOIs
    Publication statusPublished - 1994
    Event1st Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, Assets 1994 - Marina Del Rey, CA, United States
    Duration: 31 Oct 19941 Nov 1994

    Publication series

    NameProceedings of the 1st Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, Assets 1994

    Conference

    Conference1st Annual ACM Conference on Assistive Technologies, Assets 1994
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    CityMarina Del Rey, CA
    Period31/10/941/11/94

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