Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design, 2 Volume Set

1st Edition

Waldemar Karwowski, Marcelo Soares, Neville A. Stanton

CRC Press
Published June 22, 2011
Reference - 1040 Pages - 401 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781420046212 - CAT# 46217
Series: Ergonomics Design & Mgmt. Theory & Applications

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Every day we interact with thousands of consumer products. We not only expect them to perform their functions safely, reliably, and efficiently, but also to do it so seamlessly that we don’t even think about it. However, with the many factors involved in consumer product design, from the application of human factors and ergonomics principles to reducing risks of malfunction and the total life cycle cost, well, the process just seems to get more complex. Edited by well-known and well-respected experts, the two volumes of Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design simplify this process.

A two-volume set, the handbook provides a comprehensive source of information regarding new Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) methods, techniques, and software applications for consumer product design. It explores an effective body of knowledge for improving quality of life and safety for millions of users of consumer products with a variety of needs and expectations. It delineates how the Human Factors and Ergonomics (HF/E) body of knowledge can be used as a tool for designing products that meet consumer expectations for ease of use, efficiency, comfort, safety, and adaptability, therefore contributing to consumer satisfaction.

While there is substantial and convincing evidence that the application of HF/E knowledge can improve critical features of consumer products, until now there has been no comprehensive, updated resource that examines this knowledge and how to apply it. In a clear discussion of methods, backed up by case studies, this book provides the full scope of knowledge required when designing consumer products with better performance and increased satisfaction.

The set includes Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Methods and Techniques and Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design: Uses and Applications.