Full Name: Accessibility and Usability Validation Framework for AAL Interaction Design process.
Contract number: 224309
Contract type: Collaborative project (generic)
Research Area: ICT-2007.7.2. Accessible and inclusive ICT
Total budget: 3.734.172 euros
Funding: 2.737.493 euros
Coordinator: Instituto de Aplicaciones de las Tecnologias de la Informacion y las Comunicaciones Avanzadas - ITACA
Start Date: 1st May 2008
Duration: 36 months
End Date: April 30 2011
Following the principles of user centred design, the project has been structured to include iterative phases of design/development and evaluation to ensure the fulfilment of the project objectives.
PHASE 1: CONCEPT.
The first phase is devoted to the definition and specification of the VAALID Platform components. User requirements will be gathered and design solutions will be developed in a first round of prototypes that will be presented to main users and stakeholders to validate the appropriateness of the proposed solutions. Main milestones of this phase are:
Month 3: User requirements for VAALID Platform D1.1
Month 12: First version prototypes
PHASE 2: IMPLEMENTATION.
The second phase will include the evaluation of the first prototypes; results will be incorporated in the specifications and final implementation will be carried out. Milestones are:
Month 15: Recommendations for VAALID Platform improvement
Month 27: Prototype of VAALID Platform
PHASE 3: VALIDATION.
Last phase will be devoted to validate the project outcomes across different stakeholders. First, the whole VAALID Platform will be technically tested to ensure its correct operation and then user validation will be done to assess the complete user experience.
Month 30: Operative VAALID Platform
Month 36: VAALID Platform evaluation results