Introducing user participative design methods to industrial designers

John V H Bonner, J. Mark Porter

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Abstract

Communication between designers and human factors specialists needs to be improved. Over the past few years we have been conducting a range of studies to explore and identify how to improve this communication deficit. A participatory design tool-set was designed to encourage designers and potential end-users of future interactive products to communicate their design intentions and user needs through the use of drawing and placing cards on a table with the use of some limited role-playing. This paper reports on two case studies conducted at two organisations involved in the development of consumer products. Suggestions are provided on how these type of design tools can be improved to increase acceptance by user interface designers.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics for the New Millenium
Pages787-790
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2000
EventXIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium' - San Diego, United States
Duration: 29 Jul 20004 Aug 2000
Conference number: XIV

Conference

ConferenceXIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society: 'Ergonomics for the New Millennium'
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period29/07/004/08/00

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    Bonner, J. V. H., & Porter, J. M. (2000). Introducing user participative design methods to industrial designers. In Proceedings of the XIVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association and 44th Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Association, Ergonomics for the New Millenium (pp. 787-790)