New products are created for humans with the purpose of attending needs in the most varied contexts of their lives, therefore understanding these needs and meeting them through products that generate effectiveness, efficiency, satisfaction and good experiences is essential for business sustainability. Fields such as Ergonomics, Usability, User Experience (UX), Psychology and Anthropology are focused on studying these needs, and they have been applied to different types of products and services. Due to several updates in these areas and recent applications in digital products, there is an opportunity to update and structure the application of human-centered qualitative studies in physical Product Development Processes. The aim of this article is to identify main relevant studies about Human and User-Centered Product Development in the past 10 years and to reflect about new research opportunities. The research was carried out on Capes portal platform (Brazilian Government Scientific Database), which includes 532 databases, as well as through analysis of results, identifying fields of research, methodologies and themes such as the types of products studied. The results show interesting studies and gaps, proving that there are still opportunities to develop structured methods for Human and User-Centered Design for Physical Product Development, and that these developments can contribute for a better business sustainability.
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