Using visual representation of concepts to explore users and designers' concepts of everyday products

Chamorro-Koc, M., Popovic, V. and Emmison, J.M. (2008) Using visual representation of concepts to explore users and designers' concepts of everyday products. Design Studies, 29 2: 142-159. doi:10.1016/j.destud.2007.12.005

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Author Chamorro-Koc, M.
Popovic, V.
Emmison, J.M.
Title Using visual representation of concepts to explore users and designers' concepts of everyday products
Journal name Design Studies   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 0142-694X
Publication date 2008-03-01
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1016/j.destud.2007.12.005
Open Access Status
Volume 29
Issue 2
Start page 142
End page 159
Total pages 18
Editor Nigel Cross (Editor-in-Chief)
Place of publication United Kingdom
Publisher Pergamon (Elsevier)
Language eng
Subject C1
970112 Expanding Knowledge in Built Environment and Design
120307 Visual Communication Design (incl. Graphic Design)
120302 Design Innovation
Abstract Enhancing the design of user-product interactions prompted the emergence of research that supports designers' engagement with users' experience as an essential component of the design process. One such study focusses on investigating the influence of human experience on users' and designers' differing concepts of products. The paper introduces this study's methodological approach, which employs visual representations of concepts to uncover the experiential and contextual component of people's understanding of product use. Findings are presented in the form of design principles that aim to assist the design of product usability by informing designers about the specific aspects of human experience that trigger people's understanding of products and product usage. Crown Copyright
Keyword product design
design activity
design tool
design visuals
user-designer differences
Q-Index Code C1
Q-Index Status Confirmed Code
Institutional Status UQ
Additional Notes Cover indicates published by Pergamon Elsevier but contents page indicates published by butterworth/Heinemann.

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
Collections: 2009 Higher Education Research Data Collection
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