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Introducing user participative design methods to industrial designers

Bonner, John V.H. and Porter, J. Mark (2000) Introducing user participative design methods to industrial designers. Human Factors and Ergonomics Society Annual Meeting Proceedings (6 - Multiple-Session Symposia). pp. 787-790. ISSN 1071-1813

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Communication between designers and human factors specialists needs to be improved. Over the past few years we have been conducting a range of studies to explore and identify how to improve this communication deficit. A participatory design tool-set was designed to encourage designers and potential end-users of future interactive products to communicate their design intentions and user needs through the use of drawing and placing cards on a table with the use of some limited role-playing. This paper reports on two case studies conducted at two organisations involved in the development of consumer products. Suggestions are provided on how these type of design tools can be improved to increase acceptance by user interface designers.

Item Type: Article
Additional Information: Proceedings of the 14th Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, 30th July - 4th August 2000, San Diego, USA
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
Schools: School of Computing and Engineering
School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group
School of Computing and Engineering > Informatics Research Group > Knowledge Engineering and Intelligent Interfaces
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Depositing User: Cherry Edmunds
Date Deposited: 14 May 2009 12:03
Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 11:33

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