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The influence of design on the hand forces for plastic soft drink packaging opening

Grant number: 09/13477-4
Support Opportunities:Scholarships in Brazil - Master
Effective date (Start): March 01, 2010
Effective date (End): February 29, 2012
Field of knowledge:Applied Social Sciences - Industrial Design - Product Design
Principal Investigator:Luis Carlos Paschoarelli
Grantee:Danilo Correa Silva
Host Institution: Faculdade de Arquitetura, Artes e Comunicação (FAAC). Universidade Estadual Paulista (UNESP). Campus de Bauru. Bauru , SP, Brazil


The ergonomic design aims to mitigate problems in the human/technology interface, and it is based on methodologies for usability evaluation, which are also applied during the product design. Among the interfaces which haves ergonomic demand stand out packages whose lack of usability can prejudice the User access to the product. The interest variables in this type of interface involving torque forces, as well as gender and age. The aim of this study is the evaluation and physical analysis of torque forces, manual activities in various simulated groups of Brazilian adults subjects, males and females and different age groups.The research will be experimental and involves 180 individuals (18-29 years = 30M and 30F; 30-55 years = 30M and 30F; over 55 years= 30M and 30F), using a torque transducer and other complementary instruments to collect data. The procedures are characterized by the simulation of opening activities of plastic soft drink bottles, and data analysis should be based on descriptive statistics, correlation and analysis of variance (ANOVA). The results are intended to understand the different performance of activities and their relation to gender, age, and the designs of products.

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SILVA, Danilo Correa. A influência do design na aplicação de forças manuais para abertura de embalagens plásticas de refrigerantes. 2012. Master's Dissertation - Universidade Estadual Paulista (Unesp). Faculdade de Arquitetura. Artes. Comunicação e Design. Bauru Artes.

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