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dc.contributor.authorGyi, Diane E.
dc.contributor.authorSims, Ruth
dc.contributor.authorPorter, J. Mark
dc.contributor.authorMarshall, Russell
dc.contributor.authorCase, Keith
dc.date.accessioned2017-06-29T11:30:12Z
dc.date.available2017-06-29T11:30:12Z
dc.date.issued2004
dc.identifier.citationGYI, D.E. ... et al., 2004. Representing older and disabled people in virtual user trials: data collection methods. Applied Ergonomics, 35 (5), pp. 443 - 451.en
dc.identifier.doi10.1016/j.apergo.2004.04.002
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10545/621705
dc.description.abstractA database was developed to support the creation of a computer-based tool which will support design teams in evaluating the usability of a design during early prototyping and indicate which individuals are effectively excluded or designed out. Methods are described for the collection of multivariate data on 100 real individuals covering a range of physical characteristics and capabilities. These data were tested to ensure a breadth of representation of individuals (particularly older and disabled people) in terms of anthropometry, joint constraints, postural capabilities and task behaviours. The concept of the design tool itself is explored by conducting virtual user trials in the computer-aided design environment. The novel approach of the research encourages empathy with individual users and allows generic abilities, such as bending, reaching and lifting to be assessed.
dc.relation.urlhttps://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/10811en
dc.titleRepresenting older and disabled people in virtual user trials: data collection methodsen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.identifier.eissn1872-9126
dc.contributor.departmentLoughborough Universityen
html.description.abstractA database was developed to support the creation of a computer-based tool which will support design teams in evaluating the usability of a design during early prototyping and indicate which individuals are effectively excluded or designed out. Methods are described for the collection of multivariate data on 100 real individuals covering a range of physical characteristics and capabilities. These data were tested to ensure a breadth of representation of individuals (particularly older and disabled people) in terms of anthropometry, joint constraints, postural capabilities and task behaviours. The concept of the design tool itself is explored by conducting virtual user trials in the computer-aided design environment. The novel approach of the research encourages empathy with individual users and allows generic abilities, such as bending, reaching and lifting to be assessed.


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