A human-centred approach to the design and evaluation of automotive seat adjustment controls
Attridge, Alex, Pitts, Matthew and Williams, M. A. (Mark A.) (2008) A human-centred approach to the design and evaluation of automotive seat adjustment controls. In: 6th International Design and Emotion Conference - Dare to Desire, School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China, Oct 6-9, 2008. Published in: Proceedings of the 6th International Design and Emotion ConferenceFull text not available from this repository.
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This paper considers the design of seat adjustment controls in the premium sports utility vehicle sector, and takes a human-centred approach to collecting both positive and negative data regarding existing controls on a number of vehicles. The research draws on sensory science techniques and attempts to apply them in an automotive engineering arena, addressing in particular affective elements of seat adjustment control design. To achieve this, a one-hundred participant customer clinic event was held, with additional data sourced from an industrystandard, commercial survey. The data sets are analysed and compared in order to draw conclusions and make design recommendations relating to the functional and emotional aspects of seat adjustment control design. The findings from this research identify key factors resulting in both positive and negative user experiences for the vehicles selected for the study. In addition, comparisons with, and limitations of, commercial survey data are explored.
|Item Type:||Conference Item (Paper)|
|Subjects:||H Social Sciences > HM Sociology
T Technology > TA Engineering (General). Civil engineering (General)
T Technology > TL Motor vehicles. Aeronautics. Astronautics
|Divisions:||Faculty of Science > WMG (Formerly the Warwick Manufacturing Group)|
|Journal or Publication Title:||Proceedings of the 6th International Design and Emotion Conference|
|Publisher:||The Design and Emotion Society|
|Status:||Not Peer Reviewed|
|Access rights to Published version:||Open Access|
|Conference Paper Type:||Paper|
|Title of Event:||6th International Design and Emotion Conference - Dare to Desire|
|Type of Event:||Conference|
|Location of Event:||School of Design, Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Hong Kong, China|
|Date(s) of Event:||Oct 6-9, 2008|
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