Dimensions of Holistic Automotive Seat Comfort Experience: A Card Sorting Approach

Tugra Erol

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    The literature review conducted on various automotive seat comfort item questionnaires indicated that an in depth research of automotive seat comfort descriptors derived with native speakers of English language was lacking. This paper tries to improve the identification and analysis of how a “holistic automotive seat comfort experience” is constructed by the consumers enabling an insight in to how the concept is imagined and retrospectively categorized by the end users. In total 28 people (14 female, 14 male) were selected to participate in the research. The study attempted to identify the frequently utilized descriptors by end users and the structure of the construct with card sort data. The results were analyzed using xSort software application, treated with R package for structure detection and interpreted with the utilization of the category labels where three major dimensions were identified as: Visual Impression & Aesthetical Appearance Design, Safety & Design Functionality and Feelings & Well-being.
    Original languageEnglish
    Title of host publicationProceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 2018 Annual Meeting
    PublisherSAGE Publications
    Number of pages5
    Publication statusPublished - 27 Sept 2018
    EventHuman Factors and Egonomics Society 2018 International Annual Meeting
    - Philadelphia Marriott, Philadelphia,PA, United States
    Duration: 1 Oct 20185 Oct 2018


    ConferenceHuman Factors and Egonomics Society 2018 International Annual Meeting
    Abbreviated titleHFES 2018
    Country/TerritoryUnited States
    City Philadelphia,PA
    Internet address


    • seat comfort
    • design characteristics
    • user centred design
    • seat design
    • Holistic
    • user experience research
    • Comfort experience


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