Including preference in anthropometry-driven models for design

Accommodation estimates when preference and anthropometry are considered in design.

Preference related to users can be broken into two components: that explained by body size and the variability that remains. By quantifying the magnitude of both sources, preference can be included in modeling strategies and design decision-making.

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Interdisciplinary graduate design programs: Results and recommendations from an NSF workshop

We convened a two-day workshop at the National Science Foundation (NSF) in Arlington, VA to discuss the challenges, successes, and future directions for interdisciplinary graduate design programs that have recently emerged.

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Anthropometry for a North American manufacturing population

The manikins from the synthesized and original manikins are super-imposed one on the other.

Digital Human Models are used extensively in virtual manufacturing to evaluate hand clearance and reach. Spatial assessments of accommodation are typically conducted using digital human models representative of the manufacturing population. Unfortunately, these models are often based on anthropometry gathered from sources that are not representative of the actual target worker population. For example, the size and shape might be

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