Research on the Design of FMD Desktop 3D Printer Based on a User-Centered Perspective
The course of a technology-leading device like 3D printer turning into consumer product is obvious and provides unique design opportunities. However, relationships between structural arrangement and user needs are indistinct. In order to find out the key design factors, interaction elements, and parameters that affect the operation process of 3D printer, it is found that engineering-led design logic is the key to influence user experience based on the analysis of existing equipment design. By observing and summarizing user behavior patterns in device operation, a user-centered 3D printer user behavior model is established. The application of the model test results shows that user-centered system design can significantly reduce operating time and reduce operational errors. The established models and applied methods build the foundation and framework for the design of similar product systems.
KeywordsProduct design Human–machine interaction User behavior model 3D printer
This project is supported by Science Research Foundation of Department of Education of Liaoning Province, Grant No. L2015363.
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