Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design, 2 Volume Set: 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design, 2 Volume Set

1st Edition

Edited by Waldemar Karwowski, Marcelo Soares, Neville A. Stanton

CRC Press

1,040 pages | 401 B/W Illus.

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Hardback: 9781420046212
pub: 2011-06-22

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Every day we interact with thousands of consumer products. We not only expect them to perform their functions safely, reliably, and efficiently, but also to do it so seamlessly that we don’t even think about it. However, with the many factors involved in consumer product design, from the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to reducing risks of malfunction and the total life cycle cost, well, the process just seems to get more complex. Edited by well-known and well-respected experts, the two volumes of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design simplify this process.

A two-volume set, the handbook provides a comprehensive source of information regarding new Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) methods, techniques, and software applications for consumer product design. It explores an effective body of knowledge for improving quality of life and safety for millions of users of consumer products with a variety of needs and expectations. It delineates how the Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) body of knowledge can be used as a tool for designing products that meet consumer expectations for ease of use, efficiency, comfort, safety, and adaptability, therefore contributing to consumer satisfaction.

While there is substantial and convincing evidence that the application of HF/E knowledge can improve critical features of consumer products, until now there has been no comprehensive, updated resource that examines this knowledge and how to apply it. In a clear discussion of methods, backed up by case studies, this book provides the full scope of knowledge required when designing consumer products with better performance and increased satisfaction.

The set includes Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Techniques and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and Applications.

Table of Contents


Methods for Consumer Products Design

Techniques to Translate Design Research into Useful, Usable, and Desirable Products, Elizabeth Mauer and Corinna Proctor

Manufacturing Attractive Products Logically by Using Human Design Technology: A Case of Japanese Methodology, Toshiki Yamaoka

Persona: A Method to Produce Representations Focused on Consumers’ Needs, Eric Brangier and Corinne Bornet

Model-Based Framework for Influencing Consumer Products Conceptual Designs, Serge N. Sala-Diakanda and Marcelo M. Soares

Smarter Products User-Centered Systems Engineering, Tareq Ahram, Waldemar Karwowski, and Marcelo M. Soares

Design Process

Supply and Demand: Perspectives on Mental Workload with Consumer Products, Mark S. Young and Neville A. Stanton

Intelligence, Creativity, and Decisions in Product Design, Raymy Kate O’Flynn and Thomas Waldmann

Role of Standards in Design, Magdalen Galley-Taylor, Anne Ferguson, and Gordon Hayward

Addressing Human Factors and Ergonomics in Design Process, Product Life Cycle, and Innovation: Trends in Consumer Product Design, Gabriel García Acosta, Karen Lange Morales, David Ernesto Puentes Lagos, and Manuel Ricardo Ruiz Ortiz

Integration of Ergonomics in the Design Process: Conceptual, Methodological, and Practical Foundations, Luz Mercedes Sáenz Zapata

Design, Usability, and Maintainability of Consumer Products, Lawrence J. H. Schulze

Assembly Complexity and the Design of Self-Assembly Products, Miles Richardson

Proposed Framework for Integrating Environmental Issues in Ergonomics to Product Development, Alma Maria Jennifer A. Gutierrez and Rosemary R. Seva

Cultural Ergonomics Issues in Consumer Product Design, Tonya L. Smith-Jackson, Hardianto Iridiastadi, and Chang Geun Oh

Affective Design and Consumer Response, Rosemary R. Seva and Martin G. Helander

Universal Design: Empathy and Affinity, George Edward Torrens

Integration of Elderly Users into Product Development Processes: Senior Research Groups as Organizational and Methodical Approach, Sebastian Glende and Wolfgang Friesdorf

IEA EQUID Template for Cooperation between Product Designers and Ergonomists, Michel Nael

Digital Design

Behavior Video: A Methodology and Tool to Measure Human Behavior; Examples in Product Evaluation, Francisco Rebelo, Ernesto Filgueiras, and Marcelo M. Soares

Digital Human Modeling in the User-Centered Design Process, Stephen J. Summerskill and Russell Marshall

Digital Human Modeling in Product Evaluation, Maria Lucia Leite Ribeiro Okimoto

Three-Dimensional Foot Imaging: Axial Alignment Theory in Footwear Design, Fit, and Function, Anette Leonor Telmo Thompson, Bernhard Zipfel, and Saramarie Eagleton

Science of Footwear Design, Ravindra S. Goonetilleke, Channa P. Witana, and Shuping Xiong

Virtual Reality in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Applications, Francisco Rebelo, Emília Duarte, Paulo Noriega, and Marcelo M. Soares

User-Centered Design of Consumer Products

Product Design: User-Centered versus a Task-Based Approach, Martin Groen and Jan Noyes

Needs Analysis: Or, How Do You Capture, Represent, and Validate User Requirements in a Formal Manner/Notation before Design, K. Tara Smith

Users’ Interactions with Design Models, M.J. Rooden and H. Kanis

Eco-Design: The Evolution of Dishwasher Design and the Potential for a More User-Centered Approach, Elies Dekoninck and Edward W. A. Elias

User-Centered Design Method to Attend Users’ Needs during Product Design Process: A Case Study in a Public Hospital in Brazil, Raimundo Lopes Diniz and Marcelo M. Soares





Design for Product Safety

Reducing the Risk to Consumers: Implications for Designing Safe Consumer Products, Damien J. Williams and Jan M. Noyes

Consumer Product Risk Assessment, Aleksandar Zunjic

Hazard Control Hierarchy and Its Utility in Safety Decisions about Consumer Products, Kenneth R. Laughery and Michael S. Wogalter

Communication-Human Information Processing Stages in Consumer Product Warnings, Michael S. Wogalter, Kenneth R. Laughery, and Christopher B. Mayhorn

Safety Design under the Perspective of Ergonomics in Consumer Products: Accident Studies in Users Welfare Promotion, Walter Franklin M. Correia, Marcelo M. Soares, Marina de Lima N. Barros, and Mariana P. Bezerra

Product Design Issues Related to Safe Patient Handling Technology, Thomas R. Waters

Ergonomics of Packaging, Aleksandar Zunjic

Design for Usability

User Research by Designers, Stephen J. Ward

Near Field Communication: Usability of a Technology, Bruce Thomas and Ramon van De Ven

Empathy Meets Engineering: Implanting the User’s Perspective into a Systematic Design Process, Matthias Göbel

Building Empathy with the User, Louise Moody, Elaine Mackie, and Sarah Davies

Usability Testing of Three Prototype In-Vehicle Information Systems, Margaret J. Trotter, Eve Mitsopoulos-Rubens, and Michael G. Lenné

Ergonomics and Usability in an International Context, Sinja Röbig, Muriel Didier, and Ralph Bruder

Consumer eHealth, Christopher P. Nemeth and Richard I. Cook

Consumer Behavior of Employees Using Information and Communication Technology Products in an Organizational Setting, Ken Eason

Case Studies

Constraint-Based Approach to Design, Daniel P. Jenkins, Neville A. Stanton, Paul M. Salmon, and Guy H. Walker

Development of a Media Player: Ambition and Constraints in the Consumer Electronics Industry, John Jansen and Bruce Thomas

Interaction Design for Mobile Phones, Wen-Chia Wang, Mark S. Young, and Steve Love

Human Factors in Protective Headgear Design, Roger Ball

Creating a User-Centered Supermarket Checkout, Matthew Lyons and David Hitchcock

Design and Development of an Interactive Kiosk for Customers of Jobcentre Plus, David Hitchcock, James O’Malley, and Peter Rogerson

Participatory Method for Evaluating Office Chairs: A Case Study, Lia Buarque de Macedo Guimaraes

Procedural Pictorial Sequences for Health Product Design: A Study of Male and Female Condoms Conducted with Adults with a Low Level of Literacy in Brazil, Carla Galvao Spinillo, Tiago Costa Maia, and Evelyn Rodrigues Azevedo

Special Needs in Pleasure-Based Products Design: A Case Study, Erminia Attaianese

Applied Anthropometry in Ergonomic Design for School Furniture, Luis Carlos Paschoarelli and José Carlos Plácido da Silva

Anthropometric Fitting of Office Furniture for Mexican Users, Lilia R. Prado-León

User-Centered Approach for Sailing Yacht Design, Giuseppe Di Bucchianico and Andrea Vallicelli

Design for Driver’s Comfort: Discomfort Assessment and Discomfort Manifestation among Professional and Amateur Car Drivers, David Ravnik

Ergonomics as a Strategy Tool: An Approach through Design, Jairo José Drummond Câmara and Róber Dias Botelho


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