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Human Factor Early Involvement in Product Design Processes

Human Factor Early Involvement in Product Design Processes

Year: 2009

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Editor: Norell Bergendahl, M.; Grimheden, M.; Leifer, L.; Skogstad, P.; Lindemann, U.

Author: Scaravetti, Dominique; Montagnier, Elisa

Section: Design Methods and Tools

Pages: 135-146

Abstract

During the design of man-machine interfaces, Human Factor issues are a key element of the design process performance. However, Human Factor analysis is mostly performed a posteriori, when a prototype of the product can be manufactured. The Engineering and Human Factors communities still have communication difficulties and thus Human Factor approaches are not well integrated into Systems Engineering processes. The emerging concept of Human Views seems to be promising as it allows for a human-centered design process. Human Views were developed for large systems. However, in this paper the opportunity to use these Views in the traditional product design process is studied. We investigate the different artifacts generated during the product design process, and also the managed data. They are compared to the Human Views and their contents in order to see if a correlation is possible, particularly during the preliminary design phase.

Keywords: Human Factors, Human Views, product design process, design artifact, man-machine interface

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