Successful interaction with products, tools, and technologies depends on usable designs, accommodating the needs of potential users and does not require costly training. In this context, Advances in Usability Evaluation Part I discusses emerging concepts, theories, and applications of human factors knowledge focusing on the discovery and understanding of human interaction with products and systems for their improvement.
The book covers devices and their interfaces, focusing on optimization of user devices and emphasizing visual and haptic feedback. It then discusses user studies, exploring the limits and capabilities of special populations, particularly the elderly, which can influence the design. It also examines the effect of changes in force and kinematics, physiology, cognitive performance, in the design of consumer products, tools and workplaces.
Examining a variety of user-centered evaluation approaches, the concluding chapters details methods for developing products that can improve safety and human performance and at same time, the efficiency of the system. It reports on usability evaluations for different kinds of products and technologies, particularly for cellular phones, earphones, earphone controls, mattresses and pillows, package and professional tools, and service systems. The book provides new methods that enhance performance, expand capabilities, and optimize the fit between people and technology.
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Section I: Devices and Their User Interfaces Improving Small Visual Displays for Low Vision Users, Design of Steering Torque Feedback in a Fixed-Base Driving Simulator and its Validation, Design of a Touch-Based User Interface for Naval Command and Control and Comparison with a Current Onboard System in a Scenario-Based Usability Test, Study of the Relation "Action And Command" to the Interior of an Automobile, Empirical Investigation of Conflict and Interference within Haptic Controlled Human-Excavator Interface, Section II: User Studies Relationship among Fall-Related Self-Efficacy: Activities of Daily Living and Fall Risk in the Elderly, Accident Characteristics and Safety Measures for Aging Workers in Korea, Multi-Scale Entropy Analysis for Evaluating the Balance of the Flatfeet, Academics, Life Experiences, and Symptoms of ADHD and ODD, Age Differences in Postural Strategies for Low Forward Reach, An Application of Ballistic Movement Models for Comparing Ageing Differences While Interacting with a Touchscreen, The Impact of Soldiers' Age on Balance, G. Boykin, Sr., Cure Performance and Usability Evaluation of Electro-Conductive Textiles Based on Healthcare Clothing System with TENS for the Elderly, Investigating the Primary Factors of Post-Sale Service to Enhance Service Quality for Mobile Communication Devices, A Study of Establishing Demand Assessment and Support Network of Elderly Fall-Prevention System,Reducing ergonomic injuries for librarians using a participatory approach, Usability in opening soft drink packagings: Age influence in the biomechanical forces, Laterality and Usability: Biomechanical Aspects in Prehension Strength, Innovative Long-Distance Interaction between Elderly and Their Beloved Young Kids Using a Kinect-Based Exercise Game, 20 Ergonomics and the Environment for the Elderly,(Less than) Perfect Aging, A Comparison Study of the Effects on Road Crossing Behavior between Normal and Parkinson Disease, Glare sensitivity of pilots with different ages and its effects on visual performance of nighttime flying, Training standing balance in older adults using physical activity controlled games: A comparison study, Cognitive performance and age,An Attempt to Model Three-Dimensional Arm Movement Time - Effects of Movement Distance, Approach Angle to Target and Movement Direction, i Workplace Solutions for Elderly Workers, Survey report of recent researches on usability evaluation for elderly people in Japan, Upper Extremity Interaction Modeling for Persons with Advanced Osteoarthritis, Ergonomic Analysis to Support Surgery-Averse Individuals That Live with Chronic Pain, Digital Tablets as a Tool for Digital Inclusion of Elderly People, Comparing Muscle Activity and Younger and Older Users' Perceptions of Comfort When Using Sheet Switches for Electrical Appliances, Anthropometric Lot Sizing of Garments, Portugal A Study on Development of the Korean Stress Model for Industrial Accident Prevention - Focused on the Married Workers, Study of the Variability of Anthropometric Measurements of Women's Feet Laser, Work Posture Assessment of Computer Users Using CARULA (Computer Aided Rapid Upper Limb Assessment), Factors That Lead to an Early Decline of Road Traffic Fatalities in China, The Effect on Physiology from Different LED Lighting, Effects of Evening LED Lighting of Different CS/P on Human Subjective and Objective Perceptions, Section III: Product Design and Evaluation An Analysis Framework of User Oriented Systems for Call Center Services in Telecommunication, Investigating The Interface Usability of Bluetooth Earphone Controls, Evaluation of Grip Strength in Children: The Ergonomic Design Used in the Development of Secure Lids for Packaging, Perception of Products by Different Levels of Interaction: A Study with Pruning Shears, Evaluation of Manual Torque Forces in Simulated Activities with Brazilian Adults of Different Genders and Age Groups: Ergonomic Design of Faucets, An Ergonomic Look at the Open Plan Office, Pulling Strength with Pinch Grips: A Variable for Product Design, Evaluation of Interactive Graphic Interface For Mobile Financial Service, The Design and Evaluation of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enabled Inpatient Safety Management System, The first time we never forget: Product evaluation in the context of first usage, Parameters for evaluating the usability of the platform lift,Usability testing as a systematic tool for product performance valuation during design process of an ischial support, The Development of a Device Selection Model for Wireless Computing Devices Used to Support Communication Flow in High Consequence Emergency Management, Assessment Tests for Mattresses and Pillows as Tools of the Ergonomic Conditions Diagnosis, Usage Problems and Improvement Needs of the Clinical Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Devices in Taiwan: A Pilot Study, Usability of Automotive Integrated Switch System Using Face Direction - Comparison of Usability between Integrated Switch System Using Face Directions and Traditional Touch-Panel Switch System, Effects of Automotive Switch Type and Location On Usability and Visual Time Off Road, Development of Similarity Measures by Extracting Design Features of a Shoe Last, Design and Assessment of Digital Drawing System for Children Gesture Movement with Visual Interface Feedback, An Evaluation Tool the Subject / the Pointing Device Pair, Effects of Seat and Handgrips Adjustment on a Hand Bike Vehicle. An Ergonomic and Aerodynamic Study for a Quantitative Assessment of Paralympics Athlete's Performance, Ergonomics and Design as Tools on the Risk Management, Design a Force Platform for Measuring Center of Pressure (COP) Signal, Ergonomics and Inclusivity Present in the Visual Communication Design Project, F. Glazed Tiles Surfaces as Perceptual Cues in Space Recognition and Urban Design, Breast design: The role of Ergonomic Underwear During Lifetime, The Importance of Perceived Affordances and Hazard Perception In Package Design, A Case Study of Creating Public Space for People with Disabilities, The use of reverse engineering development of cranial prosthesis for thermal spray, Usability Evaluation of Touchscreen Phone in Emergency Context
Marcelo M. Soares, Francisco Rebelo