Hild Gas-Lift Chair Product Analysis, Design Principles and Ergonomics Factor

Assignment outline:
Analyze and compare products according to ergonomic principles and concepts.

Develop an understanding of basic human factors principles related to design for usability and demonstrate the ability to discuss and critique products using these principles.

Project details Product Analysis
Identify Dining Room Gas-Lift Chair products as similar to Child-Gas Lift Chair Design and analyze the user interaction and usability elements of the designs using the concepts from these texts in this reader:

Lidwell,W;Holden & Butler,J(2010)Universal Design
Principles:125 ways to Enhance Usability,Influence Perception,Increase Appeal,Make BetterDesign Decisions and Teach through Design Rockport,Gloucester

Use 6 of the design principles described below to critique the designs.

1. Constraints
2. Flexibility Usability Trade of
3. Similarity
4. Performance load
5. Visibility
6. Affordance

Report Format:
The report is to contain the following section

* Introduction
Briefly describe the Child-Gas Lift Chair, why it was chosen. List the principles used for its analysis.

* Product Analysis
Describe how these 6 principles have or have not been applied in the design your chosen product.
Include annotated photos of the product to assist your discussion and communication.

This is the most important part of the project and should be the largest part of the report.

Based on your analysis recommend changes that could be made to improve the design of the product. At least 3 recommendations