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Designing Pleasurable Products
An Introduction to the New Human Factors

ISBN 9780415298872
Published August 22, 2002 by CRC Press
224 Pages

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Book Description

Human factors considerations are increasingly being incorporated into the product design process. Users are seen more as being important factors in the overall look and usability of products than just as passive users. We are now treated as cognitive and physical components of the person/product system. The author, who is one of the leading lights in the field of cognitive ergonomics, looks at approaches that assume that if a task can be accomplished with a reasonable degree of efficiency and within acceptable levels of comfort, then the product can be seen as fitting to the user. In this book it is argued that in practice these approaches can be dehumanizing. People are more than merely physical and cognitive processors. They have hopes, fears, dreams, values and aspirations, indeed these are the very things that make us human.
Designing Pleasurable Products looks both at and beyond usability, considering how products can appeal to use holistically, leading to products that are a joy to own.

Table of Contents

Introduction: From Usability to Pleasure. What is Pleasure?. Physio-P. Socio-P. Psycho-P. Ideo-P. Designing for Pleasure. Evaluating Pleasure.

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