Remote control analysis

Remote control ergonomics An interesting diagram encountered in London at the 'ergonomics' exhibit (thanks Alexandre Burdin for the two pictures). The horizontal axis corresponds to the duration of use of a certain button, while the vertical axis is meant to represent the frequency of use. Doing this enable to discriminate 3 clusters of remote control features.

As described below, this graphic emerged from an empirical study of remote control prototypes.

Remote control ergonomics

Why do I blog this? Definitely an interesting way to analyze a physical artifact. More specifically, this is a relevant way to visualize results from a study of how people use a remote control. It's also interesting (with regards to a design process) to understand how they employed this as a way to work out the buttons arrangement using this kind of data reduction method.

A similar graphic can be designed for joypads, considering the use of various buttons.