To achieve our goals the association will execute the following types of activities:
Studies to identify the users who are missing out,
identify what characterizes them and build understanding of what prevents them from using current technologies.
Perform research to identify the barriers to use of technology by these users, especially:
study their current use of technology in general (for what and motivated by what)
- experiments to identify the fears that current users and non-users have of technology
understand the real barriers to use they have (technical barriers, usability barriers, ergonomic, conceptual, etc).
- user studies, ethnographic studies and formal tests in controlled environments as well as pilot tests with real users.
testing of various user interfaces
the current state of the art by doing literature searches, analysing
the current commercial offers, requesting the opinion of experts in
these areas as well as studies of end users, published in our Research Library
- Creation of working
groups to solve the identified problems in
collaboration with universities, research institutions and companies.
fund, coordinate or execute the development and testing of HW
and/or SW prototypes that could help solve the identified problems and studies to evaluate the same improvements with
- Develop technical recommendations for the format of content, and interfaces between components of the desired solutions to help
create solutions with components from multiple vendors that
studies to give visibility of the potential business in these users to
HW and SW manufacturers if they were to design for them.
with hardware and software manufacturers, and service providers with
the goal of creating and commercializing components, solutions and
services for these users.
- Organize conferences, training courses, working sessions and users meetings.
While doing these activities we will adhere to a set of operating principles