Volume 11 Number 1 Year - 2017
Number of articles: 15
USER REQUIREMENTS CUSTOMIZATION AND ATTRACTIVE QUALITY CREATION FOR DESIGN IMPROVEMENT ATTRIBUTES
Authors: Ismail Wilson Taifa, Darshak A. Desai
Abstract: The aim of this paper was to customize user requirements and quality creation for design improvement of furniture. The major purpose has been achieved with the use of Quality Function Deployment technique and Kano Model. The study involved 564 students from 3 engineering colleges. Extensive user requirements were identified with the help of Questionnaires. The use of House of Quality, Kano Model and Pareto Diagram helped in prioritizing all important features which are needed in customizing user requirements. The prioritized requirements include ergonomic design, desk adjustability, comfortability, product corners (sharp corners) and latest material. All these factors both got high relative and absolute weight. Therefore, more engineering efforts need to be directed towards these requirements for achieving user customization for design improvement. The developed House of Quality with the help of Kano Model results has proved to be a good tool in customizing user requirements.
Keywords: Customization, User Requirements, Quality Function Deployment, Design Improvement, House of Quality
Article info: pp. 131-148
Recieved: 25.05.2016  Accepted: 19.07.2016  UDC: 005.33   Downloads: 401