USING ARCHETYPES TO CREATE USER PANELS FOR USABILITY STUDIES
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad
Author: Stavrakos, K.; Ahmed-Kristensen, S.; Goldman ,T.
Section: INDUSTRIAL DESIGN
Designers at the conceptual phase of products such as headphones, stress the importance of comfort, e.g executing comfort studies and the need for a reliable user panel. This paper proposes a methodology for a reliable user panel to represent large populations and validates the proposed framework to predict comfort factors, such as physical fit. Data of 200 head was analysed by forming clusters, 9 archetypal people were identified out of a 200 people’s ear database. The archetypes’ responses on physical fit were compared against those of 20 participants interacting with 6 headsets.