Ergonomic design of non-powered hand tools: An application of quality function deployment (QFD)

Mika Haapalainen, Jouni Kivistö-Rahnasto, Markku Mattila

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    Abstract

    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.
    Original languageEnglish
    Pages (from-to)179 - 189
    Number of pages11
    JournalOccupational Ergonomics
    Volume2
    Issue number3
    Publication statusPublished - 2000
    MoE publication typeA1 Journal article-refereed

    Keywords

    • Ergonomic design, quality function deployment, pruning hand tools

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