Academic Papers of Curtis M. Kularski

Kiln Loader User-Centered Design

Principles of Human-Computer Interaction ITIS 6400
Graduate Certificate in Cognitive Science Spring 2012


             Group project. Our group interviewed ceramic artists at UNC Charlotte to determine their needs in terms of design changes to systems in their environment. Through our evaluation we discovered that the only difficulty with which we could assist but not interfere in their process was to design a better way to load kilns. We used several design prototypes until ultimately we selected a web-based prototype which could be extended. We took the prototype to our users to get their feedback and they responded positively to our design. This report describes our entire adventure.

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