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Exploring the ‘interface culture’ between ergonomics and product interface design

Bonner, John V.H. (1999) Exploring the ‘interface culture’ between ergonomics and product interface design. In: Design Cultures: Proceedings of the Third European Academy of Design Conference. European Academy of Design. ISBN 9780902896215

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      Abstract

      Product and interaction designers are important beneficiaries of ergonomics research. The availability of ergonomics data, guidelines, models, methods, techniques and case studies which could be used during the design process is immense. Despite this, a review of the literature suggests that these resources are not exploited or effectively implemented within the design process due to cultural differences in design approach. However, implicit in the literature is the notion that designers have empathy and covert understanding of ergonomics principles. Two studies are described which investigate how far ergonomics methods pervade design organisations. The first study, a telephone survey, explores how and what type of current ergonomics principles are currently used in 48 commercial consulting organisations. The second study contrasts two design organisations to gain more detailed insights into how different design cultures can affect the adoption of ergonomics principles. Broad conclusions are drawn on what type of delivery mechanisms should be provided in order that the implementation of ergonomics principles is more effective.

      Item Type: Book Chapter
      Additional Information: Proceedings of the Third European Academy of Design Conference, Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield, UK, 30th March-1st April 1999
      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 12:22
      Last Modified: 05 Jan 2011 11:34
      URI: http://eprints.hud.ac.uk/id/eprint/4332

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