|Title of event||User in the Design Process|
|Organising (SIGs)||Human Behaviour in Design SIG|
|Workshop chair||Kristin Paetzold|
The HBiD SIG addresses researchers who are studying human behavior in the field of design. Both topics are addressed, the applied processes in industry related fields as well as fundamental research related to this topics. The SIG provides a forum to present and learn about current research in the field. The SIG is focusing on the transfer of research methods from the field of behavioral and cognitive science and discussing the applicability in the context of engineering design.
The SIG aims to support and improve thinking and acting processes in design by:
- developing research approaches to understand human behavior in design based on problem solving and methods based on physiological measurements
- Development and integration of ways us views of human being (as designer as well as user) to explain the product purpose resp. the product functionality
Activities of the SIG HBiD in the past have been on discussing systematic approaches to develop better products based on physiological measurements with main focus on Eye-Tracking. Based on this the identification, description and modelling of use cases, as well as aspects of need finding were picked out.
Starting from the term Human Behavior in Design (HBiD) the human being can take at least two main directions, or two main roles, designer or user but often there is a mutual ignorance between user and designer. One of the main findings in the work of the SIG HBiD is, that it needs a kind of transformation process to convert user needs and wishes in goal-systems for product development respectively into functionality, requirements and technical parameters. Based on these results the focus of the upcoming research topics will be discussed in the next future of the SiG:
- Analysis of the main influences in the relationship of designer and user which are relevant to align the transformation processes between these two groups and how can a mutual or shared understanding be supported
- How can we build references to understand different users in using products
For the next two years we will focus on how the information is generated using these methods, how the information can be integrated in the design process and how successful approaches of designers can be transferred to other designers.