Usability and design guideline for designing single handle faucet’s and handle shape

Riku Takagi, Noriko Hashida, Hiroyuki Takeuchi

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Abstract

The reason why there are many kinds of handle shapes for the single handle faucets is because there are no design guidelines for their usability. This study is on making a design guideline for the new single handle faucet which is now developing at TAKAGI CO., LTD. in Japan. First, a questionnaire survey on the usability of 10 basic handle shapes was developed. We made the test subjects evaluate those handle’s usability in 5 levels, and compared them to find out which component improves their usability. Secondly, 4 advanced handle shapes were developed using the results of the basic shape questionnaire survey. We made the test subjects evaluate those handle’s usability in 5 levels and by the image words we selected which may have a connection between the handle’s appearance. Furthermore, we used the principle component analysis to find out which image word has a strong mutual relation between the appearance of the handle and their usability. Consequently, we were able to find out the component which will improve the handle’s usability, and the image words which may have a strong mutual relationship between the appearance of the handle and their usability.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Usability, User Experience and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conferences on Usability and User Experience and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, 2018
EditorsChristianne Falcao, Tareq Z. Ahram
PublisherSpringer Verlag
Pages89-98
Number of pages10
ISBN (Print)9783319949468
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 2019 Jan 1
EventAHFE International Conferences on Usability and User Experience and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, 2018 - Orlando, United States
Duration: 2018 Jul 212018 Jul 25

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume794
ISSN (Print)2194-5357

Other

OtherAHFE International Conferences on Usability and User Experience and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, 2018
CountryUnited States
CityOrlando
Period18/7/2118/7/25

Keywords

  • Correlation
  • Single handle faucet
  • Usability

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

Cite this

Takagi, R., Hashida, N., & Takeuchi, H. (2019). Usability and design guideline for designing single handle faucet’s and handle shape. In C. Falcao, & T. Z. Ahram (Eds.), Advances in Usability, User Experience and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2018 International Conferences on Usability and User Experience and Human Factors and Assistive Technology, 2018 (pp. 89-98). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 794). Springer Verlag. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-94947-5_9