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Product Development, 2nd Edition by Aashi Mital, Anand Subramanian, Anoop Desai, Anil Mital

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10

Design for Usability

In an increasingly competitive world, design lead time is on a continuous decline in an ever-increasing push to get new products to market quicker. This means that the onus is now on the manufacturer to develop a highly usable product right, the first time. The checklist-based approach provides a heuristic method to tell the designer what to expect in a product to adopt the most appropriate design and relate manufacturing processes to user requirements. The cases presented in this chapter developed and tested questionnaires for each usability dimension. The practical implication of the overall usability score is that it can be used as a criterion for product selection.

The study presented in the preceding pages, however, ...

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