Qualitative Survey Methodology and Data Collection for Performance Glove Design and Fit

Susan L. Sokolowski, Linsey Griffin, Bethany Juhnke, Colleen Pokorny, Chrissy Bettencourt

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Abstract

Performance gloves worn for work, sport and thermoregulation are known to have fit challenges because there is a lack of accurate and relevant civilian anthropometric data for product manufacturers. Fit challenges also exist because manufacturers neglect to communicate with users at the point-of-purchase and during the design process about their experiences and needs with glove fit. Poor fitting gloves can interfere with sensory information, accuracy, protection, mobility and blood flow. There is a considerable opportunity to improve glove fit. This qualitative study addressed the issue of communicating with users during the design process, by collecting fit data directly from users about their experiences with performance gloves used for work, sport and thermoregulation. Results from the study uncovered that both men and women have fit challenges across all performance glove market segments and simple user check-points during the design process could help to develop better performing products.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationAdvances in Industrial Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conferences on Design for Inclusion, Affective and Pleasurable Design, Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, Kansei Engineering, and Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering
EditorsGiuseppe Di Bucchianico, Cliff Sungsoo Shin, Scott Shim, Shuichi Fukuda, Gianni Montagna, Cristina Carvalho
PublisherSpringer
Pages575-581
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030511937
DOIs
StatePublished - 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Design for Inclusion, the Virtual Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, the Virtual Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, the Virtual Conference on Kansei Engineering, and the Virtual Conference on Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Jul 16 2020Jul 20 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1202 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365

Conference

ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Design for Inclusion, the Virtual Conference on Interdisciplinary Practice in Industrial Design, the Virtual Conference on Affective and Pleasurable Design, the Virtual Conference on Kansei Engineering, and the Virtual Conference on Human Factors for Apparel and Textile Engineering, 2020
CountryUnited States
CitySan Diego
Period7/16/207/20/20

Keywords

  • Glove design
  • Glove fit
  • Qualitative survey
  • Sport
  • Thermoregulation
  • Work

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