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Human factors in consumer products

Human factors in consumer products
Human factors in consumer products
The design of consumer products has a central role in its potential for contributing to a healthier living and working space. However, too often consumers are only aware of the designers' role when bad practice manifestly exacerbates the easy application of basic functionality. This important book places human factors perspective firmly at the centre of good practice in consumer product design, encouraging rigorous human factors evaluation and methodology as an essential component of the design process.
The book's central theme is to introduce human factors techniques to consumer product design and the efficacy of the approach is illustrated with several case studies from a diverse variety of products. Products addressed range from scissors to strimers, from pens to power tools, from kettles to cookers, from radio-cassettes to rucksacks, adn from razors to VCRs. Techniques brought to bear on the devices include: checklists, hierarchical task analysis, observations, interviews, error prediction, questionnaires, guidelines, focus groups, simulations and user trials.
0748406034
Chemical Rubber Company Press
Stanton, Neville
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd
Stanton, Neville
351a44ab-09a0-422a-a738-01df1fe0fadd

Stanton, Neville (ed.) (1998) Human factors in consumer products , Chemical Rubber Company Press, 287pp.

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The design of consumer products has a central role in its potential for contributing to a healthier living and working space. However, too often consumers are only aware of the designers' role when bad practice manifestly exacerbates the easy application of basic functionality. This important book places human factors perspective firmly at the centre of good practice in consumer product design, encouraging rigorous human factors evaluation and methodology as an essential component of the design process.
The book's central theme is to introduce human factors techniques to consumer product design and the efficacy of the approach is illustrated with several case studies from a diverse variety of products. Products addressed range from scissors to strimers, from pens to power tools, from kettles to cookers, from radio-cassettes to rucksacks, adn from razors to VCRs. Techniques brought to bear on the devices include: checklists, hierarchical task analysis, observations, interviews, error prediction, questionnaires, guidelines, focus groups, simulations and user trials.

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Published date: December 1998

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Local EPrints ID: 76000
URI: https://eprints.soton.ac.uk/id/eprint/76000
ISBN: 0748406034
PURE UUID: 159df1ad-5379-4257-ae86-38257d1a9a17

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Date deposited: 11 Mar 2010
Last modified: 18 Jul 2017 23:41

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