Remote assessment of intangible product experiences-challenges and implications

Per Kristav, Anders Warell, Lena Sperling

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This paper presents two pilot studies done as part of the development of a future tool for remote customer assessment of intangible product experiences. There is a need from industry to better understand how customers perceive products in relation to other products. The aim is to provide industry and researchers with a new approach that is easier to work with and that is more reliable than existing traditional web surveys. In the first study a mock–up tool was emailed to international respondents. The second study was a situated usability study of a prototype version of the tool concerned with how the respondent interface might be developed further from experiences made in the first study. The findings of this paper present suggestions to how future remote product assessments could be made more efficient. The contribution of this paper is the characteristics and quality of a new assessment method. Results from qualitative respondent assessments of the tool indicated that this objective was achieved.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)243-262
JournalInternational Journal of Product Development
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 2012

Subject classification (UKÄ)

  • Production Engineering, Human Work Science and Ergonomics

Free keywords

  • product assessment
  • evaluation tools
  • respondents
  • web–based survey
  • customer experiences
  • remote assessment
  • visual characteristics
  • industrial design
  • product design
  • product development
  • intangibles
  • customer perception


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