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User study of video-mediated communication in the domestic environment with intellectually disabled persons
KTH, Superseded Departments, Architecture.
2003 (English)In: International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction, ISSN 1044-7318, E-ISSN 1532-7590, Vol. 15, no 1, 87-103 p.Article in journal (Refereed) Published
Abstract [en]

A user study of video-mediated communication (VMC) involving six persons with mild intellectual disability is presented. It took place at comHOME, a full-scale model of an apartment of the future, showing innovative architectural and technical designs with regard to the integration of VMC into the domestic environment. Two different zones for VMC, comZONES, in the apartment, were tested, the videoTORSO (a large-screen set-tip for informal everyday,communication) and the workPLACE (a place for professional work tasks). The: purpose of the study was to get a deeper understanding of how people use these comZONES. The final discussion points out that the comZONES seem to be interpreted correctly and to function aptly in relation to the participants, in the study. An assumed explanation is that spatial recognition is a very fundamental human function and thus less significant with regard to the mental capacity of the individual.

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2003. Vol. 15, no 1, 87-103 p.
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URN: urn:nbn:se:kth:diva-22269ISI: 000181108600007OAI: diva2:340967
QC 20100525 NR 20140804Available from: 2010-08-10 Created: 2010-08-10 Last updated: 2012-02-14Bibliographically approved

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