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Product Ideation by Persons with Disabilities
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Abstract
Product dissatisfaction among persons with disabilities is not uncommon. Innovation theory suggests that dissatisfied users who stand to benefit from having their unmet needs solved, are likely to be product innovators. However, among disabled persons, little empirical research has thus far been done to determine their degree of ideation, or which characteristics are associated with product ideators. Within this study, we present results from a survey of 178 persons with disabilities, exploring their ideas for products. A panel of two expert judges evaluated their ideas based on user value, feasibility and originality. Using the total score of these three attributes, we used a hierarchical multiple regression model to explore which user attributes can be associated with the best ideas. Our results indicate that overall product dissatisfaction and academic degree ownership both effect idea quality. Furthermore, 12% of respondents also generated ideas that are relevant for non-disabled people.
Language
English
Source (book)
Proceedings of the 7th International Conference on Software Development and Technologies for Enhancing Accessibility and Fighting Info-exclusion
Publication
2016
ISBN
978-1-4503-4748-8
DOI
10.1145/3019943.3019954
Volume/pages
p. 69-76
Full text (Publisher's DOI)
UAntwerpen
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