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Title: Optimization of assembly instructions for a low-cost housing solution
Authors: Torres-Sanchez, Carmen
Huang, Changxi
Steel, Garry
Keywords: Bamboo
Cognitive load
Diagnostic testing
Issue Date: 2016
Publisher: © John Benjamins Publishing Company
Citation: TORRES-SANCHEZ, C., HUANG, C. and STEEL, G., 2016. Optimization of assembly instructions for a low-cost housing solution. Information Design Journal, 22 (1), pp. 32 - 48.
Abstract: Bamboo huts have been proposed as a low-cost housing solution in places like India, the Far East and South America. Successful building is strongly linked to the end-user’s ability to interpret and execute their assembly instructions correctly. This article reports a case study in which the planning of the structure of the instructions was carried out to decrease complexity and increase effectiveness so that the assembly could be interpreted and executed correctly by participants. A diagnostic test to assess their suitability was conducted. The results provided insight into the way in which end-users dealt with ambiguity and intrinsic cognitive load, and their preferences for sub-assemblies, action, colored diagrams and self-auditing steps.
Description: This article was accepted for publication in the Information Design Journal [© John Benjamins Publishing Company]. The publisher should be contacted for permission to re-use or reprint the material in any form.
Version: Accepted
DOI: 10.1075/idj.22.1.04tor
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/21378
Publisher Link: https://benjamins.com/#catalog/journals/idj.22.1.04tor/details
ISSN: 1876-486X
Appears in Collections:Published Articles (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)

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