A LITERATURE REVIEW ON USER CENTERED DESIGN AND PRODUCT USABILITY


AKAY D. , KURT M.

JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY, vol.23, no.2, pp.295-304, 2008 (Journal Indexed in SCI) identifier identifier

  • Publication Type: Article / Article
  • Volume: 23 Issue: 2
  • Publication Date: 2008
  • Title of Journal : JOURNAL OF THE FACULTY OF ENGINEERING AND ARCHITECTURE OF GAZI UNIVERSITY
  • Page Numbers: pp.295-304

Abstract

User-centred design (UCD), a design process shaping the product in accordance with the users' expectations, is an ergonomics-oriented product design approach. In the ergonomics literature, the required criteria related to user centred (usable) product design are classified into two major categories: performance and emotional expectations. In this study, a literature review on the user-centred design and the product usability which places greater emphasis on emotional expectations is provided. Following the review, the relevant evaluation and implications for further research is also provided.