Product Evaluation Methods and their Importance in Designing Interactive Artifacts
Popovic, Vesna (1999) Product Evaluation Methods and their Importance in Designing Interactive Artifacts. In Jordan, Patrick & Green, William (Eds.) Human Factors in Product Design : Current Practice and Trends. Taylor and Francis, pp. 367-376.
This chapter discusses methods and techniques to be used for an ergonomics evaluation of products,product interfaces and systems. In this context evaluation is seen as a part of the design process that interacts with all design stages. It plays an integrative role in design and concerns with assuring a high degree of likelihood of user’s acceptance. Traditional and new evaluation methods and tools such as task analysis, checklists, TA (talk/think aloud) protocols, CAD simulation are addressed. The paper also highlights the issue of user – artifact – designer interaction in order to reinforce the need for consistent user – centred design approach - from the concept generation to artifact/system development and production.
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|Item Type:||Book Chapter|
|Keywords:||research methods, product design|
|Subjects:||Australian and New Zealand Standard Research Classification > INFORMATION AND COMPUTING SCIENCES (080000) > INFORMATION SYSTEMS (080600) > Computer-Human Interaction (080602)|
|Divisions:||Past > QUT Faculties & Divisions > Faculty of Built Environment and Engineering|
|Copyright Owner:||Copyright 1999 Taylor & Francis|
|Copyright Statement:||For more information about this book please refer to the publisher's website (see link) or contact the author . Author contact details : firstname.lastname@example.org|
|Deposited On:||10 Apr 2007|
|Last Modified:||15 Jan 2009 06:39|
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