For this reflection, please read and do the following:
- David R. Flatla and Carl Gutwin. 2012. "So that's what you see": building understanding with personalized simulations of colour vision deficiency. In Proceedings of the 14th international ACM SIGACCESS conference on Computers and accessibility (ASSETS '12). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 167-174. DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1145/2384916.2384946
- Before reading the second paper, I found it helpful to do the "Can we guess how old you are" task. Not only was it entertaining, but it was easier to read the results of the paper: http://www.labinthewild.org/studies/color_age/
- Katharina Reinecke, David R. Flatla, and Christopher Brooks. 2016. Enabling Designers to Foresee Which Colors Users Cannot See. In Proceedings of the 2016 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '16). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 2693-2704. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/2858036.2858077
In your reflection, address the following topics in 400-600 words (total, word count not including the questions you write for class):
You will notice that David Flatla is involved with both of these publications, because he himself has color vision deficiency. While color blindness is not considered a disability, what is the motivation for developing computing interfaces that account for color vision deficiency?
After taking the quiz, were you surprised by your age? Why do you think the accuracy of one's age was not included in the results section?
Please feel free to reflect on other portions of the paper (including strengths and weaknesses) if you find the above questions not fulfilling the word count.
Please remember to write 3-5 discussion questions for class.