Embedding perception: how changes in manufacturing approach influence interaction-design preferences

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In conventional manufacturing settings, the integration of knowledge pertaining to aspects of perception, human-factors or user experience can be limited (Agost & Vergara, 2014). Culturally, there is a general split between the practises of designers and those of machine technicians who in many cases will implement the vision of a product designer through machining and assembly. This split is characterised by a lack of integration between the two distinct fields of knowledge. On the one hand, user-experience and human-factors knowledge drawn from work in design interaction (see Jordan, 2000; Moggridge, 2007), design semantics (Krippendorff, 2006) and design emotion (Desmet, 2012) to name a few. On the other is the technical knowledge of manufacturing protocol drawn from work in mechanical engineering studies and indeed experience of process use by skilled workers.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 24th International Conference on Engineering Design
Place of PublicationGlasgow
Number of pages9
Publication statusAccepted/In press - 2 Feb 2023
Event24th International Conference on Engineering Design: Design in a Complex World - University of Bordeaux, Bordeaux, France
Duration: 24 Jul 202328 Jul 2023
Conference number: 23

Publication series

NameProceedings of the Design Society: International Conference on Engineering Design
PublisherThe Design Society
ISSN (Print)2220-4342


Conference24th International Conference on Engineering Design
Abbreviated titleICED23
Internet address


  • perception
  • manufacturing
  • interaction
  • design preferences
  • human factors
  • designers
  • machine technicians
  • mechanical engineering
  • skilled workers


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