Industrial Design Modeling for a WiFi Base Station Device
Authors: Soo Li Choong, Khairul Nazri Abd Wahib, Mohd Nizam Najmuddin, Saharudin Busri
Abstract: This paper presents the methodologies and the systematic approaches in the industrial design development process to incorporate aesthetic and affective elements in a WiFi Base Station device. EQUID (Ergonomics Quality in Design) design approach was applied where users’ requirements were identified in early design stage utilizing Kawakita Jiro (KJ) method. Benchmarking and trend analysis were also conducted in early stage to understand market trends, compare features and faults in existing product in the market, at the same time finding opportunities for improvement in our own product. The development of the fashion driven shape of the WiFi Base Station Device, the color chosen and the branding profile creation were also discussed in the paper. By using a user centered design approach, several design concepts and prototypes have been developed and user’s emotions towards each concept in focus group have been captured. The survey was carried out at the end of this paper to assess the design effectiveness.
Keywords: EQUID, aesthetic industrial design, WiFi base station, user centered design.
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