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Considering Human Variability When Implementing Product Platforms

In Publications

Garneau, C. J., Nadadur, G., and Parkinson, M. B. (2014). In Simpson, T. W., Jiao, J., Siddique, Z. and Hölttä-Otto, K. (Eds.), Advances in Product Family and Product Platform Design. New York, NY: Springer.

Design for Human Variability (DfHV) is the practice of designing artifacts, tasks, and environments that are robust to the variability in their users. Designs often incorporate adjustability and/or offer several sizes to account for the different requirements of the target user population. There are several situations where DfHV can provide platforming opportunities that might otherwise be overlooked. Continue reading…

The Need for and Lessons from a Web-Based Tool for Design for Human Variability

In Publications

D. Reuben Haupt, Christopher J. Garneau, Matthew B. Parkinson (2014). Proceedings of International Conference on Advanced Design Research and Education (ICADRE14).

Design for Human Variability (DfHV) is a DfX activity that supports the design of artifacts, tasks, and environments that are robust to the variabilty in their users. This requires an understanding of the body size and shape of the target user population. Unfortunately, data and training to properly support these activities are not adequate. Continue reading…

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