The Iron Lion Design Challenge III took place in June 2010. This year, students from 4 universities collaborated on 5 design projects in the weeklong event. Projects included a ridable hovercraft, self-propelled walker, and a next-generation audio experience.Read more
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Principal component analysis and radial basis functions are used to represent intact and osteoarthritic glenoid geometries to guide implant design and surgical planning.
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Users belonging to minority populations are likely to experience higher rates of disaccommodation than those dominating the target user groups.
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The results of the analysis and subsequent design recommendations are compared with the actual design evolution of the iPhone product line. For certain subsystems, this comparison reveals a divergence in Apple’s design decision-making from the evolution recommended by the GVI technique.
Assessing the validity of kinematically generated reach envelopes for simulations of vehicle operators was presented SAE’s Arch T. Colwell Merit Award for best paper of the year.Read more
Designing for Human Variability will be offered again in Fall 2007. This graduate-level course will be cross-listed in Engineering Design and Mechanical Engineering.
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Research on Allocation of Adjustability will be funded by the National Science Foundation (NSF). This is an important aspect of Designing for Human Variability. Prof. Parkinson is the principal investigator on the proposal.Read more
Prof. Parkinson gave an invited presentation, “Improving seat design through virtual assessments,” at the Innovations in Automotive Seating Conference in Detroit, Michigan.Read more
Prof. Matt Parkinson received the National Science Foundation’s award for early career development. His proposal, Foundations for Designing for Human Variability, will be funded from 2009-2014. This work will enable the improved design of products, tasks, and environments, making them more accessible, accommodating, and effective for populations that are increasingly diverse.Read more
myAnthro is an iPhone app created by Dr. Parkinson for easily determining body dimensions derived from proportionality constants, a design tool employed in the Open Design Lab.Read more
Chris Garneau, an OPEN Design Lab member, was awarded a SMART Scholarship for his Ph.D. research and will be working with the Army Research Lab as part of the scholarship. Learn more about the SMART program here.Read more
Students learn the principles of how to incorporate an understanding of variability in human size, capability, and preference into the design of products and environments. It is a unique opportunity to explore material from engineering, statistics, bio…Read more
Episode 1: “Experiments” is now available on YouTube as part of a new video series on the fundamentals of designing for human variability. In addition to this series, the new Open Design Lab YouTube channel will feature Open Lab authors presenting select publications from our archives. Check back often for updates! View the video here: […]Read more