A comparison of design for human variability strategies in seating requirements of anthropometrically diverse populations

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Abstract

When considering the needs of global populations, variations in overall body size and shape create an interesting situation for designers: should products designed for global markets achieve accommodation through a single variant, or should multiple variants-each targeted at a different market-be considered? The present work demonstrates the range of variability that can be exhibited by three distinct populations (male civilians in India, Japan, and the United States) and the effect of different globalization strategies on design requirements. The work focuses on "fit" or spatial accommodation in seating, excluding comfort and other important aspects of seat design. Qualitative assessments of the strategies and how appropriate they might be for other Design for Human Variability (DfHV) problems are provided.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 19th International Conference on Engineering Design
Subtitle of host publicationDesign for Harmonies, ICED 2013
Pages101-110
Number of pages10
Volume5 DS75-05
StatePublished - 2013
Event19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013 - Seoul, Korea, Republic of
Duration: Aug 19 2013Aug 22 2013

Other

Other19th International Conference on Engineering Design, ICED 2013
Country/TerritoryKorea, Republic of
CitySeoul
Period8/19/138/22/13

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Engineering (miscellaneous)
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering

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