Matt Parkinson
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Research

I conduct research in a D-f-X area called Design for Human Variability. DfHV combines rigorous design tools such as optimization, robust design, and statistical modeling with human-centered fields such as ergonomics, human factors, and biomechanics. The primary objective of my work is to enable the design of artifacts, tasks, and environments that are robust to variability in users. My current efforts focus on quantifying variability, synthesizing anthropometry, allocating adjustability, and design decision-making. Areas of application include seating, transportation (e.g., cars, trucks, airplanes, trains), consumer products, manufacturing and maintenance environments, and the development of medical devices.
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