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Focus Groups: Supporting Effective Product Development
Introduction. Organizing and Conducting a Focus Group: The Logistics. Focus Groups in Human Factors/Ergonomics and Design: Case Studies. Focus Group Tools.
Visual product evaluation: exploring users' emotional relationships with products.
Disability + Relevant Design: Empathic Design Strategies Supporting More Effective New Product Design Outcomes
ABSTRACT People are living longer and over their lifespan may develop a range of disabilities that are no longer perceived as a barrier to enjoying a high quality of life. With increased user…
Empathic Design: User Experience in Product Design: I. Koskinen, K. Battarbee And T. MattelmäKi (Eds)
- D. McDonagh
- 1 November 2004
Empathic design: Research strategies.
The role of empathy within new product development from the perspective of human-centred design is explored, and a range of empathic design tools and strategies that help to identify authentic human needs are developed.
Exploring the degree to which individual students share a common perception of specific mood boards: observations relating to teaching, learning and team-based design
Mood Boards as a Design Catalyst and Resource: Researching an Under-Researched Area
Mood boards are one method that can improve inspiration and communication during a design process. These mood boards are typically a collection of abstract media which the designer uses for personal…
EMPATHIC DESIGN RESEARCH: DISABILITY + RELEVANT DESIGN
With increased user expectation of products, a balanced approach to functionality and supra-functionality is more important than ever. Rather than designing for, we need to be designing more…
Empathic design: emerging design research methodologies
- D. McDonagh
A new relationship between product designers and the users of products is emerging. It is now being realised that users have complex supra-functional needs, which include the emotional, spiritual,…
Rethinking design thinking: Empathy supporting innovation
An empathic design research strategy that builds on the capitals of the individual and the designer, to ensure that more intuitive design outcomes are generated which meet real needs, rather than assumed needs is developed.