Considering User Specific Design Criteria Gathered From a Participatory Design Study: A Case Study on Designing Icons for an Info-Assistant System Interface

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  • From Typography to Design Interface

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  • Considering User Specific Design Criteria Gathered From a Participatory Design Study: A Case Study on Designing Icons for an Info-Assistant System Interface

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  • This paper takes on a research on two sub-questions:

    1. How effective cultural factors can be in the design process of icons to be used in info-assistant system interface?
    2. How can these factors be transformed  into usable data by for the designer?

    In the present cross cultural studies, the results of the tests applied to user groups have only been subject to evaluation but not established into design. However, our research looks for concepts through surveys applied to user groups, which are turned into designs with a participatory evaluation study, and finally presented to user groups again via control tests. In the end, all the data collected from three studies are turned into design guidelines for future studies. In the pilot study carried out, design guidelines have been established by a certain group of designers at the end of the first stage in which 210 users participated, and designs have been realized according to these guidelines. And the study resulted with %10 percent increase in user success.

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