Usage Phases in the Development of Product Systems Exemplified by a Route Recommendation Scheme for Cyclists

  • Sigmund SchimanskiEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9733)


In the course of digitization, users increasingly desire navigation processes with individualized and flexible system solutions or human-machine-systems. This results primarily in early development stages with a vast complexity and growing requirements. For this reason, this paper is based on our self-developed perspective on usage phases in the context of navigation to create sustainable user interfaces with a reduced complexity. The usage phases include the differentiated subject matters of applying technical systems, which need to be considered when designing new system concepts. First of all we agreed on the most important indicators in the usage phases of product and system development in context of mobility, which we then examined in an e-vehicle survey, and modified for the next validation phase. In this phase, we used the example of cyclists to demonstrate the application of usage phases for the derivation of a route recommendation scheme. The results obtained will be presented in this paper.


Usage centered design Human factors engineering Systems engineering Product life cycle Fuzzy front ends 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.University of WuppertalWuppertalGermany

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