People-centred designing
People-centred designing

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People-centred designing


Bailey, R.W. (1982) Human Performance Engineering:A guide for systems designers, New Jersey, Prentice Hall.
Blackler, A., Popovic, V. and Mahar, D. (2003) ‘Intuitive use of products’, Design Studies.
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Norman, D. A. (1998) The Design of Everyday Things, London, MIT Press.
Further reading
Cagan, J. and Vogel, C. M. (2002) Creating Breakthrough Products, New Jersey, Prentice Hall.
Cross, N. (2000) Engineering Design Methods, Chichester, Wiley.
Dul, J. & Weerdmeester, B. A. (2001) Ergonomics for Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Taylor & Francis.
Keates, S. Clarkson, J. et al (eds) (2004) Designing a More Inclusive World, Springer-Verlag.
Myerson, J. (2001) IDEO: Masters of Innovation, New York, te Neues Publishing Company.
Noyes, J. (2001) Designing for Humans (Psychology at Work), Psychology Press.
Papanek, V. (1983) Design for Human Scale, New York, Van Nostrand Reinhold.
Ulrich, K. T. and Eppinger, S. D. (1995) Product Design and Development, New York, McGraw-Hill.

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