Demands Continuums

10-40 people

A designer can use a tool to evaluate the impact of a product or design on the user. This tool is suitable for anyone who is developing a product, design, or service and wants to analyze its impact on users in a critical manner.

Workshop steps


Evaluate the demand of these 5 capabilities on a scale from Low to High: 1. Vision: Assess the graphical and text elements' size, shape, contrast, color, and placement. 2. Hearing: Evaluate the product's sound in terms of volume, pitch, clarity, and location. 3. Thinking: Determine the product's demand on user memory, interface interpretation, attention, and prior experience. 4. Reach and Dexterity: Analyze the required forces, movements, and grips for product usage, especially if tasks involve hands above the head or below the waist. 5. Mobility: Check if the product requires user movement and if it offers features to assist balance and support mobility aids when designing an environment or service.


1. Develop 5 continuums for your design/product, each represented by an icon illustrating its capability (e.g., Vision - Use a pair of eyes as a graphic symbol). 2. For each continuum, position the icons to the left, right, or center - left signifies low user capability demand, while right implies high demand. 3. If you're uncertain about the required demand for each capability, refer to the guidance provided above. 4. After completing all categories, evaluate your design/product to determine if its demand is too high for users, making it exclusive to a specific group, or if it's accessible to a wider audience due to lower requirements.


Who can use this tool? Anyone developing a product, design, or service can utilize this tool to effectively evaluate its user demand.

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