Print Email Facebook Twitter Using both qualitative and quantitative types of research to design a comfortable television chair Title Using both qualitative and quantitative types of research to design a comfortable television chair Author TNO Arbeid van Rosmalen, D.M.K. Groenesteijn, L. Boess, S. Vink, P. Publication year 2009 Abstract This paper reports on a design and evaluation of a chair in which users can sit comfortably while watching a television screen. The design of this chair is based on requirements that were gathered from three studies with endusers in which their needs and wishes for this chair are explored. These three types of research study show that the chair to be designed should enable users to sit in a large variety of positions and support the body where it requires it. This means that the head, back, arms and legs should be supported in various positions. A full-scale prototype of this chair was built and evaluated with endusers. This evaluation shows that the designed chair enables users to sit in a large variety of positions. A moving arm support and an adjustable feet support contribute to different sitting positions. The designed chair is also rated as comfortable but the position of the head support and the lumbar support need better positioning. The study also shows that the three experiments used to gather end-user information were very valuable to arrive at a better design. © 2009 Inderscience Enterprises Ltd. Subject Chair designLounge seatResearch for designSitting comfortWatching a screen To reference this document use: http://resolver.tudelft.nl/uuid:ce820440-3a5f-4f43-8755-2cf6c7618c56 DOI https://doi.org/10.1504/jdr.2009.031001 TNO identifier 954109 ISSN 1748-3050 Source Journal of Design Research, 8 (8), 87-100 Document type article Files To receive the publication files, please send an e-mail request to TNO Library.