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Advances in Usability Evaluation Part I

1st Edition

Edited by Marcelo M. Soares, Francesco Rebelo

CRC Press

680 pages | 224 B/W Illus.

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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.

Table of Contents

Section I: Devices and Their User Interfaces

Improving Small Visual Displays for Low Vision Users, M. Uslan, M. Blubaugh and C. Eghtesadi

Design of Steering Torque Feedback in a Fixed-Base Driving Simulator and its Validation, D.-Y. Wang and L. Ma

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, J. Schwarz and O. Witt

Study of the Relation "Action And Command" to the Interior of an Automobile, C. Silva, M. Okimoto and L. Paschoarelli

Empirical Investigation of Conflict and Interference within Haptic Controlled Human-Excavator Interface, B. Osafo-Yeboah and S. Jiang

Section II: User Studies

Relationship among Fall-Related Self-Efficacy: Activities of Daily Living and Fall Risk in the Elderly, C.-L. Chan, S.-S. Huang, N.-P. Yang and W.-Y. Chen

Accident Characteristics and Safety Measures for Aging Workers in Korea, C.-O. Kim, H.-J. Choi and D.-W. Choi

Multi-Scale Entropy Analysis for Evaluating the Balance of the Flatfeet, T.-C. Chao and B. Jiang

Academics, Life Experiences, and Symptoms of ADHD and ODD, V. Rice, L. Banderet, D. Merullo and G. Boykin

Age Differences in Postural Strategies for Low Forward Reach, M. Nasarwanji, V. Paquet and E. Steinfeld

An Application of Ballistic Movement Models for Comparing Ageing Differences While Interacting with a Touchscreen, R. Lin, S.-W. Shih and B. Jiang

The Impact of Soldiers' Age on Balance, G. Boykin, Sr., V. Rice and P. Alfred

Cure Performance and Usability Evaluation of Electro-Conductive Textiles Based on Healthcare Clothing System with TENS for the Elderly, R.-H. Kim and G. Cho

Investigating the Primary Factors of Post-Sale Service to Enhance Service Quality for Mobile Communication Devices, P.-Y. Chang

A Study of Establishing Demand Assessment and Support Network of Elderly Fall-Prevention System, Y.-J. Chen

Reducing ergonomic injuries for librarians using a participatory approach, L. Yuan

Usability in opening soft drink packagings: Age influence in the biomechanical forces, D. Silva and L. Paschoarelli

Laterality and Usability: Biomechanical Aspects in Prehension Strength, L. Paschoarelli, B. Razza, C. Lúcio, J. Ulson and D. Silva

Innovative Long-Distance Interaction between Elderly and Their Beloved Young Kids Using a Kinect-Based Exercise Game, T.-L. Sun and P.-J. Liu

20 Ergonomics and the Environment for the Elderly, M. Paiva, V. Villarouco, N. Ferrer and M. Oliveira

(Less than) Perfect Aging, S. Ng, J. Peacock and K. Tan

A Comparison Study of the Effects on Road Crossing Behavior between Normal and Parkinson Disease, Y.-K. Ou, C.-H. Lin and Y.-C- Liu

Glare sensitivity of pilots with different ages and its effects on visual performance of nighttime flying, Y. Liu, M. Dong, Y. Sun and Y. Lin

Training standing balance in older adults using physical activity controlled games: A comparison study, J.-L. Lin and H.-C. Chuan

Cognitive performance and age, P. Alfred and V. Rice

An Attempt to Model Three-Dimensional Arm Movement Time – Effects of Movement Distance, Approach Angle to Target and Movement Direction, A. Murata, T. Akiyama and T. Hayami

Workplace Solutions for Elderly Workers, V. Melcher, H. Widlroither and V. Brückner

Survey report of recent researches on usability evaluation for elderly people in Japan, T. Shimada and M. Ohkura

Upper Extremity Interaction Modeling for Persons with Advanced Osteoarthritis, D. Feathers

Ergonomic Analysis to Support Surgery-Averse Individuals That Live with Chronic Pain, D. Feathers

Digital Tablets as a Tool for Digital Inclusion of Elderly People, R. Rocha, L. Paschoarelli and J. Faria

Comparing Muscle Activity and Younger and Older Users' Perceptions of Comfort When Using Sheet Switches for Electrical Appliances, Y. Tanaka, Y. Yamazaki, M. Sakata and M. Nakanishi

Anthropometric Lot Sizing of Garments, D. Coelho and I. Nunes, Portugal

A Study on Development of the Korean Stress Model for Industrial Accident Prevention - Focused on the Married Workers, Y. Kang, S. Yang and T. Kim

Study of the Variability of Anthropometric Measurements of Women's Feet Laser, E. Lima, F. Olle and M. Okimoto

Work Posture Assessment of Computer Users Using CARULA (Computer Aided Rapid Upper Limb Assessment), L. Singh, A. Singh and S. Kaur

Factors That Lead to an Early Decline of Road Traffic Fatalities in China, D.-Y. Wang and W. Zhang

The Effect on Physiology from Different LED Lighting, C.-L. Huang, C.-W. Lu, C.-Y. Yang, H.-W. Tu, C.-H. Lee,

Y.-H. Chiang and H.-L. Hu

Effects of Evening LED Lighting of Different CS/P on Human Subjective and Objective Perceptions, H.-W. Tu, C.-H. Lee, H.-C. Chung, Y.-H. Chiang, H.-L. Hu, M.-T. Chu, C.-L. Huang and C-W. Lu

Section III: Product Design and Evaluation

An Analysis Framework of User Oriented Systems for Call Center Services in Telecommunication, A.-C. Chen and H. W. Huang

Investigating The Interface Usability of Bluetooth Earphone Controls, A.-C. Chen, Y.-H. Su and C.-C. Chen

Evaluation of Grip Strength in Children: The Ergonomic Design Used in the Development of Secure Lids for Packaging, L. Paschoarelli and L. Dahrouj

Perception of Products by Different Levels of Interaction: A Study with Pruning Shears, L. Campos, J. Lanutti, L. Mattos, D. Pereira, E. Inokuyi and L. Paschoarelli

Evaluation of Manual Torque Forces in Simulated Activities with Brazilian Adults of Different Genders and Age Groups: Ergonomic Design of Faucets, L. Campos and L. Paschoarelli

An Ergonomic Look at the Open Plan Office, A. Costa and V. Villarouco

Pulling Strength with Pinch Grips: A Variable for Product Design, B. Razza, L. Paschoarelli, D. Silva, J. Ulson and C. Lucio

Evaluation of Interactive Graphic Interface For Mobile Financial Service, Y.-L. Lin and H.-T. Yang

The Design and Evaluation of a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) Enabled Inpatient Safety Management System, T.-W. Chu and C.-J. Jun Su

The first time we never forget: Product evaluation in the context of first usage, C. Silva and M. Okimoto

Parameters for evaluating the usability of the platform lift, C. Miranda, M. Okimoto and C. Silva

Usability testing as a systematic tool for product performance valuation during design process of an ischial support, L. Saenz and A. Valencia

The Development of a Device Selection Model for Wireless Computing Devices Used to Support Communication Flow in High Consequence Emergency Management, P. McCauley-Bush, S. Gaines, A. Watlington, III, M. Jeelani, and L. Curling and P. Armbrister

Assessment Tests for Mattresses and Pillows as Tools of the Ergonomic Conditions Diagnosis, L. Saenz, A. Lotero, M. Arias and E. Cadavid

Usage Problems and Improvement Needs of the Clinical Upper Extremity Rehabilitation Devices in Taiwan: A Pilot Study, L.-L. Huang, C.-F. Lee and M.-H. Chen

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, A. Murata, M. Moriwaka, T. Endoh, T. Hayami, S. Ueda and A. Takahashi

Effects of Automotive Switch Type and Location On Usability and Visual Time Off Road, A. Murata, M. Moriwaka and T. Hayami

Development of Similarity Measures by Extracting Design Features of a Shoe Last, K. Nozawa, Y. Takahashi, Y. Fukui, J. Mitani and Y. Kanamori

Design and Assessment of Digital Drawing System for Children Gesture Movement with Visual Interface Feedback, F.-G. Wu, Y.-S. Fong and C.-H. Chen

An Evaluation Tool the Subject / the Pointing Device Pair, F. Vella, D. Sauzi and N. Vigouroux

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, M. Mazzola, G. Andreoni, G. Campanardi, F. Costa, G. Gibertini, D. Grassi and M. Romero

Ergonomics and Design as Tools on the Risk Management, D. Ferro and L. Martins

Design a Force Platform for Measuring Center of Pressure (COP) Signal, P.-D. Sue, C. -W. Huang, Y.-J. Jiang , J.-S. Shieh and B. Jiang

Ergonomics and Inclusivity Present in the Visual Communication Design Project, F. Moreira da Silva

Glazed Tiles Surfaces as Perceptual Cues in Space Recognition and Urban Design, C. Lobo and F. Moreira da Silva

Breast design: The role of Ergonomic Underwear During Lifetime, A. Filipe, G. Montagna, C. Carvalho and F. Moreira da Silva

The Importance of Perceived Affordances and Hazard Perception In Package Design, H. Ayanoglu, E. Duarte, P. Noriega, L. Teixeira and F. Rebelo

A Case Study of Creating Public Space for People with Disabilities, J. Bartnicka and A. Kowalska-Styczeń

The use of reverse engineering development of cranial prosthesis for thermal spray, M. Catapan, M. Okimoto and R. Paredes

Usability Evaluation of Touchscreen Phone in Emergency Context, F. Pozza, V. Roncalio, C. Miranda and M. Okimoto

Index of Authors

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