Design guidelines for user-friendly washing machines for young single people based on the goal-directed design process

Nameui Lee, Sung Yeon Kim, Frank Biocca

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Abstract

With recent increases in single-person households, single households with 20-30 year old members have been identified as prominent consumers. While small-sized domestic appliances have been released to meet their requirements, they ordinarily only provide usability provision on a smaller scale. Further, one of these consumers' major anxieties-laundry or cleaning tasks-has been excluded from these changes. This study attempts to identify the needs of users and to improve laundry experiences by designing user-friendly washing machines differentiated from existing small-sized domestic appliances. The goal of this study is to present design guidelines for single household washing machines, based on a goal-directed design process.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)1079-1086
Number of pages8
JournalContemporary Engineering Sciences
Volume7
Issue number21-24
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2014

Keywords

  • Goal directed design process
  • Single-person household
  • Small-sized appliances
  • User-friendly
  • Washing machine

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Materials Science(all)
  • Social Sciences (miscellaneous)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Fluid Flow and Transfer Processes
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Health, Toxicology and Mutagenesis

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