The Usability of Interactive Interfaces Design of Intelligent Household Appliances: Take Smart Sweeping Robots as an Example

  • Na Lin
  • Tong Shen
  • Chaoyi ZhaoEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 972)


Smart Sweeping robots (represented by the letter A&B) were selected in this study to compare the interface design. Twelve volunteers (5 males and 7 females) from 17 to 46 years old were recruited to complete the set-use tasks in a simulated living room environment. The evaluation results between 2 Smart Seeping robots that based on user experience were significant differences in certain aspects, which might be the result of the distinction of interface design. Interface layout, terminology & graphical symbols and their visibility, information transfer and feedback all affected the results. Then we used different design theories to analyze and evaluate these aspects and proposed some improvement measures.


Sweeping robot Interactive interface design Intelligent household appliances 



This work is supported by National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFF0206603, 2017YFF0206604) and China National Institute of Standardization’s President Fund Program (522018Y-5984).

We would like to thank the participants who took part in the experiment. We gratefully acknowledge the financial support from National Key R&D Program of China (2017YFF0206603, 2017YFF0206604) and China National Institute of Standardization’s President Fund Program (522018Y-5984).


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.SAMR Key Laboratory of Human Factors and ErgonomicsBeijingChina
  2. 2.China National Institute of StandardizationBeijingChina

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