Application of Infrared Technology in Household Water Tap Design and Evaluation

  • Ming-Shih Chen
  • Ming-Lun LiEmail author
  • Yu-Chia Chen
Conference paper
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 9178)


Based on previous research results, this study examined the use of water taps and observes the experiences of different age groups when using new product designs. The results indicated that, although new designs can meet the demands of different generations, first-time users have a relatively low understanding of a product from its appearance; hence, if a new design deviates from common user cognition, even it could solve user problems, it still has low user acceptance.


Infrared technology Universal design Washing behavior Water tap Use evaluation 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Industrial DesignTunghai UniversityTaichungTaiwan
  2. 2.Department of Visual Communication DesignNational Taiwan University of ArtNew TaipeiTaiwan

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