Ergonomic evaluation of writing instruments

V. Gnaneswaran, S. Herring, Wei Hua Ge, P. Castillejos, R. R. Bishu

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Abstract

The objective of this study was to evaluate, using ergonomic principles, a number of interesting looking instruments. A three phase evaluation procedure, comprising a paired comparison procedure, subjective evaluation and objective assessment was followed. A total of 8 pens were evaluated using 30 students from the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. Results showed that such a three phase methodology can be effective in evaluating products. The results also have ramifications for designers and users of pens.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
Pages1058-1060
Number of pages3
Publication statusPublished - Dec 1 2007
Event51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 - Baltimore, MD, United States
Duration: Oct 1 2007Oct 5 2007

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
Volume2
ISSN (Print)1071-1813

Conference

Conference51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007
CountryUnited States
CityBaltimore, MD
Period10/1/0710/5/07

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ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human Factors and Ergonomics

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Gnaneswaran, V., Herring, S., Ge, W. H., Castillejos, P., & Bishu, R. R. (2007). Ergonomic evaluation of writing instruments. In 51st Annual Meeting of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society, HFES 2007 (pp. 1058-1060). (Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society; Vol. 2).