Visual analysis of user accommodation

Christopher J. Garneau, Matthew B. Parkinson

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Abstract

This study presents a novel, quantitative tool for design decision-making for products designed for human variability. Accommodation, which describes the ability of a user to interact with a device or environment in a preferred way, is a key product performance metric. Methods that offer a better understanding of accommodation of broad user populations would allow for the design of products that are more cost-effective, safer, and/or lead to greater levels of customer satisfaction. Target user populations are often characterized by measures of anthropometry, or body dimensions. A methodology is proposed that uses a visual analysis method for understanding and exploring accommodation across the variability in anthropometry of a target user population. This is achieved by assessing binary accommodation of individuals using a "virtual fit" method and examining trends in binary accommodation across the range of anthropometric variability, referred to as the "anthropometry space". Various factors influencing accommodation, such as user preference independent of anthropometry and the quality of a design, are also discussed and are an important contribution of the work. Two demonstration studies are presented that illustrate the methodology and provide opportunity for discussion of its impact. The first study investigates the simple univariate problem of dimen-sionally optimizing the seat height and range of adjustability of an exercise cycle. The second study investigates the more complex problem of optimally configuring the driver package of a commercial truck.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
Pages379-390
Number of pages12
EditionPARTS A AND B
DOIs
StatePublished - Dec 1 2010
EventASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 - Montreal, QC, Canada
Duration: Aug 15 2010Aug 18 2010

Publication series

NameProceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference
NumberPARTS A AND B
Volume1

Other

OtherASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010
CountryCanada
CityMontreal, QC
Period8/15/108/18/10

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Anthropometry
Binary
Target
Customer Satisfaction
Methodology
Customer satisfaction
User Preferences
Performance Metrics
Seats
Range of data
Exercise
Trucks
Univariate
Driver
Demonstrations
Decision making
Decision Making
Cycle
Vision
Costs

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design

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Garneau, C. J., & Parkinson, M. B. (2010). Visual analysis of user accommodation. In ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010 (PARTS A AND B ed., pp. 379-390). (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 1, No. PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28712
Garneau, Christopher J. ; Parkinson, Matthew B. / Visual analysis of user accommodation. ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010. PARTS A AND B. ed. 2010. pp. 379-390 (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; PARTS A AND B).
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Garneau, CJ & Parkinson, MB 2010, Visual analysis of user accommodation. in ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010. PARTS A AND B edn, Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference, no. PARTS A AND B, vol. 1, pp. 379-390, ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010, Montreal, QC, Canada, 8/15/10. https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28712

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ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010. PARTS A AND B. ed. 2010. p. 379-390 (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; Vol. 1, No. PARTS A AND B).

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Garneau CJ, Parkinson MB. Visual analysis of user accommodation. In ASME 2010 International Design Engineering Technical Conferences and Computers and Information in Engineering Conference, IDETC/CIE2010. PARTS A AND B ed. 2010. p. 379-390. (Proceedings of the ASME Design Engineering Technical Conference; PARTS A AND B). https://doi.org/10.1115/DETC2010-28712