Keyword: ‘multivariate’

The use of humanoid glyphs in graphs for representing human variability in the spatial design of products

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Garneau, C. and Parkinson, M. (2013) Proceedings of the 2nd International Digital Human Modeling Symposium.

From simple color-coding to more intricate forms like the “Chernoff face”, glyphs are a means of visualizing multidimensional data. The spatial design of products for their users presents a unique opportunity for using glyphs as a visual metaphor for encoding data, chiefly due to the multivariate nature of many commonly encountered problems. Continue reading…

Techniques, tools, and representations for solving design problems considering anthropometry

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Garneau, C. (2012). Ph.D. dissertation.

The quality of available education, solution techniques, and tools for designers considering user body size in the development of products and environments varies widely. The objective of this work is to investigate the current state of affairs in these areas, propose new or improved methods and tools where appropriate, and evaluate these tools. Continue reading…

Preliminary validation of a tool for visualizing anthropometric data

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Garneau, C. J. and Parkinson, M. B. (2011). Proceedings of the First International Symposium on Digital Human Modeling.

Accurate representations of anthropometry are necessary for effective digital human models. It has been known for decades that inappropriate application of univariate anthropometric data to multivariate problems yields suboptimal design performance. However, traditional design tools including textbooks and univariate data tables do not foster an understanding about appropriate means for solving multivariate problems. Continue reading…

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