Human-centered design for the spacesuit development

Jianping Luo, Wei Liu*, Songhe Ye

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Abstract

The aim of this study is to advance the current understanding of human-centred design (HCD) and its toolkits effectively applied in designing and developing spacesuits for extravehicular activity (EVA). This study intends to address how HCD supports the design and development of the EVA Spacesuit through an in-depth case study on the ‘Feitian’ EVA Spacesuit. Data were primarily collected through a series of in-depth interviews with senior staff of the Astronaut Center of China. This study mainly contributes two aspects of knowledge: (1) knowledge of aerospace product design process based on HCD principle, including design strategy and design process knowledge; (2) user knowledge: user needs and ergonomic factors involved in the design of EVA Spacesuit products were comprehensively summarised. The results of this study can contribute towards promoting a humanised design of the EVA Spacesuit.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Environments and Game Design
EditorsTareq Ahram, Christianne Falcão
Pages560-570
Number of pages11
ISBN (Electronic)978-3-030-51828-8
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jul 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1217 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Usability and User Experience, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Assistive Technology, the Virtual Conference on Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and the Virtual Conference on Virtual Environments and Game Design, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period16/07/2020/07/20

Keywords

  • Design strategy
  • Product design and development
  • Human-centred design

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    Luo, J., Liu, W., & Ye, S. (2020). Human-centered design for the spacesuit development. In T. Ahram, & C. Falcão (Eds.), Advances in Usability, User Experience, Wearable and Assistive Technology - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Usability and User Experience, Human Factors and Assistive Technology, Human Factors and Wearable Technologies, and Virtual Environments and Game Design (pp. 560-570). (Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing; Vol. 1217 AISC). https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-51828-8_73