Module (DfIM 02) Design for Interaction
Lecturer Fran Bacon 12/11/02
The ideas involved with redesigning the lighter based on both zippo and Bic Gas come from evaluating both the good and the bad points from each one. Both types of lighter have their preferential users for many reasons, and the lighter will function accordingly. the majority of users will use the lighter for lighting cigarettes but the design of the lighter must reflect other uses for which a lighter is often used EG
Environmental considerations are based on where the users would expect to use a lighter. The answer *anywhere* was not so easy to accomodate, due to the nature of the item it would be dificult to maintain a flame in very windy or wet conditions. It is also an important consideration to make the lighter safe to store in a pocket when not being used.
The Tasks the users needed to be able to carry out included
The design methodology used will be a repeated horizontal design, each design function will be assessed, evaluated and redesigned in turn with respect to the previous design until all requirements have been met satisfactarily.