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Title: How can we "design for all" if we do not know who is designed out and why?
Authors: Porter, J. Mark
Case, Keith
Gyi, Diane E.
Marshall, Russell
Issue Date: 2002
Publisher: International Society for Occupational Ergonomics and Safety
Citation: PORTER, J.M. ... et al, 2002. How can we "design for all" if we do not know who is designed out and why? XVIth Annual International Occupational Eergonomics and Safety Conference 2002, Toronto, Canada, IN: Proceedings of the XVIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Toronto, Canada, 9th-12th June 2002, 5pp.
Abstract: This paper describes our novel approach to supporting the ‘design for all’ philosophy of design. Our approach has been to create a database of individual people, in terms of their 3D anthropometry and functional abilities. Datasets for individuals are kept intact, a radical departure from the traditional approach which involves effectively ‘dismembering’ people to create tables of percentiles for every dimension of interest. This database is accessed by HADRIAN, our CAD based design tool, so that proposed designs of products or services can be automatically evaluated for each individual, based upon criteria set by the designer (e.g. access, reach, vision, mobility and strength). The tool can identify which individuals will be ‘designed out’ and can support the designer in modifying the proposed design to achieve a greater percentage of people accommodated.
Description: This is a conference paper.
Version: Published
URI: https://dspace.lboro.ac.uk/2134/18085
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