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Title: The development of a computer design tool for virtual user trials: data collection methods
Authors: Gyi, Diane E.
Marshall, Russell
Oliver, Ruth
Porter, J. Mark
Case, Keith
Keywords: Design
Ergonomics
CAD
Anthropometry
Issue Date: 2001
Publisher: The Helen Hamlyn Research Centre, Royal College of Art
Citation: GYI, D.E. ... et al, 2001. The development of a computer design tool for virtual user trials: data collection methods. IN: Proceedings of the International Conference on Inclusive Design and Communications,(INCLUDE 2001), Royal College of Art, London, UK, 18-20 April 2001, p.92
Abstract: There are clear gains to be made by integrating the user within the design process. User trials are a commonly used technique in ergonomics evaluation, whereby users are selected to be representative of the user population. They evaluate the product, workplace, or system against a predetermined set of evaluative criteria (performance, preferences) and thus some judgement can then be made as to the suitability of the design, and recommendations made accordingly. However, user trials are expensive and efforts to involve older and disabled consumers are often hampered by a lack of understanding of their additional requirements (access, pacing, transport needs, ethical concerns). Also, many designers work by themselves and do not always feel they have the skills (or support) to work with these user groups.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Accepted for publication
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18084
Publisher Link: http://www.rca.ac.uk/research-innovation/helen-hamlyn-centre/include-conferences/include-publications-and-proceedings/
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