A Critical Usability Problem-Solving Case of MazeCube Through Design Exploration Based on Scientific Experiments

Jihyeon Yang, Hwisu Jeon, Muhammad Tufail, Kwan Myung Kim

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Abstract

This study presents a design development case in which a critical design problem raised in a commercialization process was solved through design exploration based on scientific experiments. A critical usability problem-solving case of MazeCube is described. MazeCube is a toy designed for commercialization via testing and experiment without compromising the functionality and aesthetics of the design. During the usability test with working prototypes, a critical usability problem was found. As such, several working principles were considered to solve the problem. The purpose was to select the appropriate one to adopt and conducted a series of experiments to verify and to determine the design specification of the implementation. This study demonstrates how usability testing and design exploration can be incorporated into a design process to improve the finished design more user-friendly. This study concludes that the case can be considered as an example of research-driven design.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019
EditorsCliff Sungsoo Shin
PublisherSpringer-Verlag
Pages265-273
Number of pages9
ISBN (Print)9783030204693
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2020
Externally publishedYes
EventAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume968
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.
Period24/07/1928/07/19

Keywords

  • Commercialization
  • Product design
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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