Universiteit Leiden ICT in Business Developing

  • Sabri Ibraimov, Bryan Urbick
  • Published 2014

Abstract

Developing assistive technology products for visually impaired people from users' and stakeholders' perspectives A theoretical framework for engaging users and stakeholders in the innovation process by using co-creation approaches Developing ATPs for visually impaired people from users' and stakeholders' perspectives 1 " …for a true co-creation process to work effectively the end-user needs to be placed explicitly at the same level of importance as the company. " Bryan Urbick Developing ATPs for visually impaired people from users' and stakeholders' perspectives 2 Acknowledgements I would like to thank various people for their contribution to this project. After a long period of hard work, I finally completed my research project. Special thanks should be given to Dr. Hans le Fever, my research project supervisor for his professional guidance, valuable support and recommendations during this project, my second supervisor Dr. L.J.P. Groenewegen for his useful feedback and recommendations at the end of this project and Prof. Katzy for assisting me in the initial phase of the research project. I would also like to thank the staff of the following organizations for enabling me to visit their offices to conduct interviews and for the evaluation of the proposed theoretical framework:-Royal Visio: Christiaan Pinkster for providing me valuable information about the Wii game project, Wil Bouw for making time for the interview and evaluation of the framework.-Ergra Low Vision: Wim Wieser for making time for the interview and evaluation of the framework. I would also like to extend my thanks to Lilian Kuiper facilitator of the co-creation process of the Wii game for the blind, for sharing her experiences with that project, and all other people who shared their insights and made recommendations throughout this project. Finally, I wish to thank my parents, brothers and sister for their support and encouragement throughout my study. Abstract Objective: To propose an acceptable and generic theoretical framework for involving the end-users and various types of stakeholders relevant for involving in the assistive technology product development process (ATPDP). Design/methodology: The author proposes a generic theoretical framework which includes different routes, methods/tools and stages through which assistive technology product (ATP) users and various types of relevant stakeholders can be involved in the ATPDP. Findings: Co-creation is a very suitable approach for engaging visually impaired people in the innovation process. Therefore, a co-creation approach has been incorporated in the proposed conceptual framework. Furthermore, the framework addresses multiple routes for engaging users' …

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@inproceedings{Ibraimov2014UniversiteitLI, title={Universiteit Leiden ICT in Business Developing}, author={Sabri Ibraimov and Bryan Urbick}, year={2014} }