Journal of Ergonomics

Journal of Ergonomics
Open Access

ISSN: 2165-7556

Bouwhuis DG

Bouwhuis DG
Human Technology Interaction, IPO 0.24, University of Technology Eindhoven,
P.O. Box 513, 5600 MB, Eindhoven

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    k Reasons Why Ergonomics Cannot Make Interactive Devices to Be User-Friendly (k>3)
    Author(s): Bouwhuis DGBouwhuis DG

    Interactive interfaces are encroaching on ever more devices in our daily life activities. They appear on set top boxes, TV sets, hand-held telephones, washing machines, kitchen ovens, home thermostats, the car navigation unit and parking meters, to mention only a few. Despite the fact that practically all of them feature a menu driven interface that has been around since 1995, their usability has not improved and with the continuous increase there is even a tendency to become more inscrutable, rather than less. At the same time human factors engineering and ergonomics have become serious disciplines, widely endorsed and the associated expertise is easily available and accessible. Apparently, all scientific knowledge about human interactive behaviour does not find its way in creating transparent interfaces in many products for private use and public systems. It is argued here that this.. View More»
    DOI: 10.4172/2165-7556.1000195

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