USER CENTRED DESIGN OF AN ELECTROMYOGRAPHY SWITCH TO IMPROVE USER EXPERIENCE, ACCESSIBILITY AND INDEPENDENCE
This research adopts a user centred approach to explore the needs of standalone switch users with severely limited movement in their home environment. Inductive coding and a facilitated rapid contextual design process organised raw user data into 100+ infinity notes, divided into 22 segments, highlighting the ‘voice of the user’. Reviewed findings resulted in 3 key themes: Technology Push; Contextual Observation; and Voice of the Users. The paper provides a new application of known methods and tools to revise the Product Design Specification to include user input, and inform future products.