Cloud4All use cases

Jess Mitchell jessmitchell at
Wed Feb 6 19:51:25 UTC 2013


Great stuff is going on here actually. We have been doing a lot of thinking about this space and are trying a number of things:

1. we want to think about "extreme" users for Cloud4All, people who might not 'get in the door' to use technology at all without the system
2. we've also been deeply inspired by the Sunaura Taylor/Judith Butler video: and are doing a number of things with that inspiration:
	a. re-thinking terms - in particular disability and impairment and respecting how someone self-identifies
	b. trying to find ways to talk about both impairments and disabilities without feeling as though it's taboo or essentializing

We are going to struggle publicly and are going to make mistakes, but I think we're going toward a new way to describe users for our design process -- one that is richer, deeper, and more realistic. Take a look at Sam at the wiki page Dana posted:

Bear with us as we stumble and try this out.


On Feb 6, 2013, at 11:48 AM, Dana Ayotte <dana.ayotte at> wrote:

> Hi Jutta,
> Thanks for the feedback.  I agree that it would be better to categorise according to needs, or as you recommended to required resources (as this is in line with our states and contexts).  I will rework the document to reflect this.
> Dana
> On Wed, Feb 6, 2013 at 11:39 AM, Treviranus, Jutta (Academic) <jtreviranus at> wrote:
> I know we are generalizing but can we not categorize people as impairments? This goes against all our design principles.  if we want broad generic categories it would be better to create required characteristics of resources that we need to think about e.g., requires alternative to audio, requires enhancement of audio, etc.
> Jutta
> Jutta Treviranus
> Professor and Director
> Inclusive Design Research Centre and Inclusive Design Institute
> OCAD University
> On 2013-02-06, at 11:26 AM, Dana Ayotte <dana.ayotte at>
>  wrote:
> > Hi All,
> > I have started a page on the FLOE Wiki where we are developing our use-cases for Cloud4All.  Please take a look and provide any feedback you may have.
> > Thanks,
> > Dana
> >
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