: I've spent the last 4 years working in the user experience field for websites and mobile phone interfaces. Now, I'm embarking onto a new
medium for me: consumer products.
: : I'm looking for references, resources, books, discussion threads,
websites etc that talk about usability testing, design guidelines and
general advice for designing great user experiences for consumer
products such as TVs, kitchen appliances, digital video recorders,
household appliances etc.
You might be interested in our textbook (Stone, Jarrett, Woodroffe,
Minocha: "User Interface Design and Evaluation") because it includes
discussion of some consumer products as well as web sites and
traditional computer interfaces. I think it would mostly be relevant
for the way that it supports your feeling that
(Disclosure: I get a nice warm feeling when people buy the book but
the royalties go back to the Open Unversity).
You might also be interested in 'Dynamics in Document Design" (Karen
Shriver) because she has an extended discussion of programming a VCR.
But I'd recommend it anyway for the excellent advice on design of
documents, especially those associated with consumer products.
Usability - Forms - Content
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: Hi all. : : : I believe the principles of designing great user experiences are by : and large the same, but I'd like to learn more about how it, and : perhaps some of you are already working with this medium and have some
: advice to offer. : : Please feel free to send me the references directly or through the list.
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