Integration of User-Centred Design and Product Development Process within a Virtual Environment

Practical case KVALIVE

Juhani Viitaniemi, Susanna Aromaa, Simo-Pekka Leino, Sauli Kiviranta, Kaj Helin

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Abstract

User-Centred Design (UCD) is an approach which aims to improve the management of human requirements in the Product Development Process (PDP). The main aim of this approach is to incorporate the users more closely into the development process already in very early phase, in order to obtain direct clarifications on the specification requirements and immediate feedback from them. A significant drawback observed in the application of this approach was that it had typically not been integrated into the companies' business processes. The aim of this research study was to integrate a theoretical PDP and UCD within a Virtual Environment (VE). The integrated process was tested in one industrial case study - the cabin development of an underground loader. Feedback about the process and virtual simulator was gathered from engineers and loader drivers. Their feedback was mainly positive, however further research about the closer integration of UCD into the real PDP is required.
Original languageEnglish
Place of PublicationEspoo
PublisherVTT Technical Research Centre of Finland
Number of pages47
ISBN (Electronic)978-951-38-7489-6
Publication statusPublished - 2010
MoE publication typeNot Eligible

Publication series

NameVTT Working Papers
PublisherVTT
No.147
ISSN (Electronic)1459-7683

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Product development
Virtual reality
Loaders
Feedback
Industry
Simulators
Specifications
Engineers
User centered design

Keywords

  • user-centred design
  • ergonomics
  • human factors
  • human-technology interaction
  • human-machine system
  • product development
  • virtual reality
  • virtual environment

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Viitaniemi, J., Aromaa, S., Leino, S-P., Kiviranta, S., & Helin, K. (2010). Integration of User-Centred Design and Product Development Process within a Virtual Environment: Practical case KVALIVE. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland. VTT Working Papers, No. 147
Viitaniemi, Juhani ; Aromaa, Susanna ; Leino, Simo-Pekka ; Kiviranta, Sauli ; Helin, Kaj. / Integration of User-Centred Design and Product Development Process within a Virtual Environment : Practical case KVALIVE. Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 47 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 147).
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Viitaniemi, J, Aromaa, S, Leino, S-P, Kiviranta, S & Helin, K 2010, Integration of User-Centred Design and Product Development Process within a Virtual Environment: Practical case KVALIVE. VTT Working Papers, no. 147, VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, Espoo.

Integration of User-Centred Design and Product Development Process within a Virtual Environment : Practical case KVALIVE. / Viitaniemi, Juhani; Aromaa, Susanna; Leino, Simo-Pekka; Kiviranta, Sauli; Helin, Kaj.

Espoo : VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 47 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 147).

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Viitaniemi J, Aromaa S, Leino S-P, Kiviranta S, Helin K. Integration of User-Centred Design and Product Development Process within a Virtual Environment: Practical case KVALIVE. Espoo: VTT Technical Research Centre of Finland, 2010. 47 p. (VTT Working Papers; No. 147).