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The Growth of Phrases. User-centred Design for Activity-based Voice Output Communication Aids


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Title: The Growth of Phrases. User-centred Design for Activity-based Voice Output Communication Aids
Authors: Rydeman, Bitte
E-mail: bitte@rydeman.com
Issue Date: 11-May-2010
University: Göteborgs universitet. Humanistiska fakulteten
Institution: Department of Philosophy, Linguistics and Theory of Science ; Institutionen för filosofi, lingvistik och vetenskapsteori
Date of Defence: 2010-06-04
Disputation: Fredagen den 4 juni 2010, kl. 10.00, Lokal torg 2, Hus Patricia, Plan 2, IT-fakulteten, Forskningsgången 6, Göteborg.
Degree: Doctor of Philosophy
Publication type: Doctoral thesis
Series/Report no.: Gothenburg Monographs in Linguistics
42
Keywords: AAC
Activity
Assistive Technology
Communication
Conversation Analysis
Corpus Linguistics
Cultural-Historical Activity Theory
Pragmatics
User-centred design
AKK
Aktivitet
Användarcentrerad design
Kommunikation
Kommunikationsanalys
Korpuslingvistik
Kulturhistorisk aktivitetsteori
Pragmatik
Samtalshjälpmedel
Abstract: An activity-based vocabulary for Voice Output Communication Aids (VOCAs) was designed and evaluated through a user-centred, iterative design process, using expressions from the Gothenburg Spoken Language Corpus as well as other recorded, natural conversations. The growth and development of the vocabulary, called Phrases, was closely linked to its evaluation. The iterative design process included prototyping, collaboration with users, and modifications to the different versions of Phrases. The ai... more
ISBN: 978-91-977196-8-1
ISSN: 0349-1021
URI: http://hdl.handle.net/2077/22204
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