EYES. Ergonomics in a conceptual design process for consumer electronic products

Myun W. Lee, Myung Hwan Yun, Donghyun Park, Young Ho Chun, Eui Seung Jung, Andris Freivalds

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Abstract

The purpose of the study was to develop an expert system for the conceptual design of high-touch consumer electronic products. 'High-touch' refers to a high level of ergonomic design in a product as opposed to merely 'high-tech' gadgetry in the product. Two major tasks were undertaken as part of this development: 1) the development of a conceptual design process for potential consumer electronic products using an expert systems concept and 2) the specific evaluation of ten Daewoo prototypes (TV, VCR, audio system, microwave, vacuum cleaner, ergonomic keyboard, universal remote controller, intelligent telephone, and micro computer for pre-school children) based on the above system. The expert system being developed incorporates the production model of conceptual design theory and the ergonomic principles used in the electronic products design. More specifically, the system, named EYES (Electronic Yuppie Expert System), uses EXSYS Professional as the expert system shell and are designed to process the information on the relationship between human functions and the product design requirements to find the conceptual design of potential new product. To elicit the general response to these potential products, a consumer survey was conducted. The result of the survey suggested that practical factors such as product functions, controls and ease of use etc. are more important than so called 'image factor' such as brand name & size.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors Society
PublisherPubl by Human Factors Soc Inc
Pages466-470
Number of pages5
Volume1
Publication statusPublished - 1991
Externally publishedYes
EventProceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting Part 1 (of 2) - San Francisco, CA, USA
Duration: 1991 Sep 21991 Sep 6

Other

OtherProceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting Part 1 (of 2)
CitySan Francisco, CA, USA
Period91/9/291/9/6

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Consumer electronics
Ergonomics
Conceptual design
Expert systems
Product design
Vacuum cleaners
Audio systems
Videocassette recorders
Telephone
Microwaves
Controllers

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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Lee, M. W., Yun, M. H., Park, D., Chun, Y. H., Jung, E. S., & Freivalds, A. (1991). EYES. Ergonomics in a conceptual design process for consumer electronic products. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society (Vol. 1, pp. 466-470). Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc.

EYES. Ergonomics in a conceptual design process for consumer electronic products. / Lee, Myun W.; Yun, Myung Hwan; Park, Donghyun; Chun, Young Ho; Jung, Eui Seung; Freivalds, Andris.

Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. Vol. 1 Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc, 1991. p. 466-470.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Lee, MW, Yun, MH, Park, D, Chun, YH, Jung, ES & Freivalds, A 1991, EYES. Ergonomics in a conceptual design process for consumer electronic products. in Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. vol. 1, Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc, pp. 466-470, Proceedings of the Human Factors Society 35th Annual Meeting Part 1 (of 2), San Francisco, CA, USA, 91/9/2.
Lee MW, Yun MH, Park D, Chun YH, Jung ES, Freivalds A. EYES. Ergonomics in a conceptual design process for consumer electronic products. In Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. Vol. 1. Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc. 1991. p. 466-470
Lee, Myun W. ; Yun, Myung Hwan ; Park, Donghyun ; Chun, Young Ho ; Jung, Eui Seung ; Freivalds, Andris. / EYES. Ergonomics in a conceptual design process for consumer electronic products. Proceedings of the Human Factors Society. Vol. 1 Publ by Human Factors Soc Inc, 1991. pp. 466-470
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