Quality function deployment (QFD) is a design method that can be used to improve the quality of products. A QFD application aimed at improving quality of pruning shears is presented and applied. QFD is considered a suitable method for the ergonomic design of hand tools. The QFD application provides valuable information in the design process for hand tools and it can be used in the decisionmaking process during the design of hand tools.
|Pages (from-to)||179 - 189|
|Number of pages||11|
|Publication status||Published - 2000|
|MoE publication type||A1 Journal article-refereed|
- Ergonomic design, quality function deployment, pruning hand tools
Haapalainen, M., Kivistö-Rahnasto, J., & Mattila, M. (2000). Ergonomic design of non-powered hand tools: An application of quality function deployment (QFD). Occupational Ergonomics, 2(3), 179 - 189. https://content.iospress.com/articles/occupational-ergonomics/oer00039