Using visual representation of conepts to explore users and designers' concepts of everyday products

Chamorro-Koc, Marianella, Popovic, Vesna, & Emmison, Michael (2008) Using visual representation of conepts to explore users and designers' concepts of everyday products. Design Studies. The international journal for design research in engineering, architecture, products and systems, 29(2), pp. 142-159.

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Enhancing the design of usereproduct interactions prompted the emergence of research that supports designers' engagement with users' experience as an essential component of the design process. One such study focusses on investigating the influence of human experience on users' and designers' differing concepts of products. The paper introduces this study's methodological approach, which employs visual representations of concepts to uncover the experiential and contextual component of people's understanding of product use. Findings are presented in the form of design principles that aim to assist the design of product usability by informing designers about the specific aspects of human experience that trigger people's understanding of products and product usage.

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ID Code: 14254
Item Type: Journal Article
Refereed: Yes
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Keywords: product design, design activity design tool design visuals user designer differences
DOI: 10.1016/j.destud.2007.12.005
ISSN: 0142-694X
Subjects: Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > BUILT ENVIRONMENT AND DESIGN (120000) > DESIGN PRACTICE AND MANAGEMENT (120300)
Divisions: Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering
Copyright Owner: Copyright 2008 Elsevier
Deposited On: 21 Aug 2008 00:00
Last Modified: 29 Feb 2012 13:42

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