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Participatory approach to draw ergonomic criteria for window design

Fusaro, G; Kang, J; (2021) Participatory approach to draw ergonomic criteria for window design. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics , 82 , Article 103098. 10.1016/j.ergon.2021.103098.

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Abstract

This paper sets new criteria to improve windows design strategies using participatory ergonomics and the grounded theory method. Focus groups are used to investigate participants' reactions and discussions about the visual stimuli and their deduction in terms of further employment of specific window design techniques or uses. Results framework are established through the relevance of the relationship between 25 coded categories, grouped in 5 main macro-categories used to describe the value attribution of ergonomic window design from the users' perspective. Three design principles are highlighted: connection with the outside context to feel oriented, filtering glaze or techniques to mediate the outdoor stimuli towards the ideal indoor conditions, and manageability. Overall the method is validated and applicable to other architectural features design study. For the designer or professional working on innovation and production in the Architecture and Engineering industries, these principles could be an efficient tool to improve the industrial appealability of a product

Type: Article
Title: Participatory approach to draw ergonomic criteria for window design
DOI: 10.1016/j.ergon.2021.103098
Publisher version: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.ergon.2021.103098
Language: English
Additional information: This version is the author accepted manuscript. For information on re-use, please refer to the publisher’s terms and conditions.
Keywords: Focus Group; Ergonomic Product Design; Sustainable Product Design; User-centered Design; Collaborative Design.
UCL classification: UCL
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment
UCL > Provost and Vice Provost Offices > UCL BEAMS > Faculty of the Built Environment > Bartlett School Env, Energy and Resources
URI: https://discovery.ucl.ac.uk/id/eprint/10122174
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