D. J. van Eijk

D. J. van Eijk
Delft University of Technology | TU · Department of Industrial Design

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Background: The train toilet can form a barrier for those wishing to travel by train as it is perceived as being dirty, and therefore its use as being unpleasant. In addition, Dutch train toilet users have the additional issue of storing their hand luggage in the toilet's confined spaceOBJECTIVE:In this article, we examine the issue of Dutch trave...
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This study identified practitioner-reported barriers to and enablers of usability in the development of electronic consumer products. Barriers and enablers are properties, situations, or conditions in the product development process, team, or context that negatively or positively influence the usability of a product. Based on a review of literature...
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This study explored how usability was dealt with in four product development organizations active in different sectors: high-end automotive, professional printers and copiers, office coffee makers and fast moving consumer goods. The primary differentiators of the selected cases were whether they were targeting businesses or consumers and the degree...
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Train toilets are perceived to be dirty and as a consequence train travelers rate the toilet as insufficient. While the train toilet is mainly used to urinate it is for men impossible to keep the train toilet clean without spilling urine outside the bowl while standing. This causes women to hover while urinating and as a result they add to the soil...
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Generally speaking, about 1 man out of 12 (8%) and 1 woman out of 250 (0.4%) is born colour-blind (clinical term: defective or deficient colour vision). It is the most frequently occurring visual handicap, varying from bothersome to right down hazardous. Ironically, it is also the one least recognised as such, and since it is also an invisible hand...
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The sustainability challenges facing society today require approaches that look beyond single product-user interactions. Focusing on socially shared practices—e.g. cooking, laundering—has been identified as a promising direction. Building on a growing body of research in sustainable HCI that takes practices as unit of analysis, this article explore...
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The sustainability challenges facing society today require approaches that look beyond single product-user interactions. Focusing on socially shared practices—e.g. cooking, laundering—has been identified as a promising direction. Building on a growing body of research in sustainable HCI that takes practices as unit of analysis, this article explore...
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The Design for Usability project aims at improving the usability of electronic professional and consumer products by creating new methodology and methods for user-centred product development, which are feasible to apply in practice. The project was focused on 5 key areas: (i) design methodology, expanding the existing approach of scenario-based des...
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Laparoscopic surgery requires specially designed instruments. Bowel tissue damage is considered one of the most serious forms of lesion, specifically perforation of the bowel. An experimental setting was used to manipulate healthy pig bowel tissue via two vacuum instruments. During the experiments, two simple manipulations were performed for both p...
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No matter how efficient the embodied impact of a product is made, the ultimate determinant is in how and how much it is used. It is therefore crucial to consider user behaviour when developing innovative and efficient domestic technologies. This paper describes the conceptual development of a novel research infrastructure for Living Lab, an EU fund...
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Introduction: In the Netherlands each year 1.5 million surgeries are performed, which are recorded by means of operative notes. As a rule operative notes are still (hand) written subjective testimonies of performed actions, preferably written after surgery. Technology creates the possibility to add video and photo print (image) easily to the operat...
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Since several years, design approaches have shifted from being either technology-centred or being human-centred towards a combined method, focussing on relationships between system elements. Although several frameworks have been described in literature, the framework described by Kim Vicente (2006), the Human-tech approach, is most comparable to th...
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A perambulator is an important product for parents and babies up to 9 months. For most babies, the perambulator is the main method of transport when they are taken outside. Students from Delft University investigated usability aspects of the perambulator. The questions that were asked were: which ergonomic aspects make a comfortable perambulator fo...
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In Hong Kong it was noticed that female office and factory workers use chairs that are oversized and can't support their sitting posture in a comfortable way. In order to set up general recommendations to design a more appropriate office chair, a research of the user experience of office chairs was conducted by means of interviews, questionnaires a...
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TOPICS: Rating system for non-medical assessors KEYWORDS: Operating team, rating system, patient safety, non-technical skills, communication, teamwork
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TOPICS: Safety by Product Design KEYWORDS: Feedforward information, light, text, sound, colour, image, wire- model, 3D model, photo
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Iatrogenic bile duct injury remains a current complication of laparoscopic cholecystectomy. One uniform and standardized protocol, based on the "critical view of safety" concept of Strasberg, should reduce the incidence of this complication. Furthermore, owing to the rapid development of minimally invasive surgery, technicians are becoming more fre...
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To study how companies deal with usability in the development of electronic consumer products and to identify aspects of product development that impact usability positively (enablers) or negatively (barriers), case studies were performed among 5 international product development companies. Within each company development team members that might im...
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The use of hand tools can lead to accidents, overexertion injuries and discomfort. So, there is certainly room for better-designed hand tools, especially hand tools that contribute to better performance. In the literature, the benefits of a participative product design approach are clearly shown. However, the effect of this approach is hardly ever...
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The development of a conceptual framework for case study research on usability in the product development is described. In order to focus the case study, issues and actors that impact usability were identified through a literature study and exploratory interviews. These issues and actors are presented in the conceptual framework, of which the const...
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Manufacturers are confronted with complaints from consumers that are not related to technical failure. Failure seems to be related to an unexpected gap between actual product use and intended use by the manufacturer, as products are becoming more complex and miniaturized. This new class of consumer complaints in the consumer electronic industry is...
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The goal of this study is to identify issues and actors with a relation to usability in the product development of consumer electronics. Literature regarding the practice of usability has been analysed for issues and actors in product development that are thought to influence usability. In addition four usability professionals in consumer electroni...

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