Accessibility-oriented design with a focus on autism aspects: designing a mobile application for autistic children's daily routine
ResumoDuring software development there is a need for designing and developing solutions that meet users’ goals. In addition, solutions should be developed considering accessibility to ensure that, regardless of user limitations, applications are accessible, easy to use and satisfactory. The software development team faces some challenges in this context: to adequately identify the needs and characteristics of users in terms of accessibility and to consider this information in the later phases of design and development. This paper presents an experience report on the elicitation and specification of requirements and interface design of a mobile application for children with Autistic Spectrum Disorder. The team defined a process for the adoption of techniques that would support the application design with a focus on accessibility, such as proto-persons, userX stories and an accessibility guide with focus on autism aspects. The experience of the team allowed to outline lessons learned about the support of the techniques. We expect to contribute to the development of accessible solutions directed to the target audience and with a higher quality of use.
Palavras-chave: Accessibility, Autism Spectrum Disorder, Interaction Design, Personas, Requirements
PINHEIRO, Valéria Maria da S.; MARQUES, Anna Beatris dos S.. Accessibility-oriented design with a focus on autism aspects: designing a mobile application for autistic children's daily routine. In: SIMPÓSIO BRASILEIRO DE QUALIDADE DE SOFTWARE (SBQS), 19. , 2020, São Luiz do Maranhão. Anais [...]. Porto Alegre: Sociedade Brasileira de Computação, 2020 . p. 264-273.