FACILE: Applying User-Centered Design in the Implementation of a Tool that Adapts Texts According to the Easy-To-Read Methodology

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Perustieteiden korkeakoulu | Master's thesis
Date
2022-10-17
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Human-Computer Interaction and Design
Mcode
SCI3020
Degree programme
Master's Programme in ICT Innovation
Language
en
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55+216
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The increasing need to adapt texts and documents following the Easy-To-Read Methodology is the reason behind the creation of the project of FACILE. FACILE’s web application aims to automate the steps of the adaptation and transformation of texts and documents into understandable texts for everyone, according to the guidelines specified in the “Norma UNE 153101 EX: Lectura Fácil. Pautas y recomendaciones para la elaboración de documentos”. The subject of this master’s thesis revolves around the main objective of designing a User Interface for such web application, implementing a User-Centered Design Methodology. This thesis is divided into three main parts. First, an introduction to the project and the back-end API supporting the logic of this web application. Secondly, an analysis of the steps and methods applied to create two initial designs for the interface that later were evaluated by a group of end users of this application, professional text adapters. Finally, this thesis describes the current state of the project, from the final user interface design to the future steps that could be implemented in this project to be further developed and improved.
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Villalba, Elena
Thesis advisor
Nieminen, Mika
Suarez, M. Carmen
Keywords
easy-to-read methodology, cognitive accessibility, user centered design, text adaptation
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