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Supporting 'design for all' in automotive ergonomics

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conference contribution
posted on 24.06.2015, 14:06 by Dan Hogberg, Keith Case
The automotive industry faces increasingly tough competition in a global market. One key for competitiveness is product differentiation, in order to attract clearly defined market segments. However, designing cars for specific customer groups incorporates the risk that a car appeals to only a small number of potential buyers. Another issue is that the actual customer group in many cases differs from the initially targeted customer group. The use of the ‘design for all’ (DfAll) concept may very well enlarge a car manufacturer’s market and improve the vehicles by making them suit larger populations. This paper discusses the aims of a research project that seeks to identify areas where both the main targeted customer group and others can gain from a ‘design for all’ approach. Other objectives are to suggest working methods that enable ‘design for all’ in the automotive development process and the identification of computer tools, such as virtual manikins, that can support these objectives early in a virtual design process.

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  • Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering

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XVIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference Proceedings of the XVIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference

Pages

1 - 5 (5)

Citation

HOGBERG, D. and CASE, K., 2002. Supporting 'design for all' in automotive ergonomics. IN: Proceedings of the XVIth Annual International Occupational Ergonomics and Safety Conference, Toronto, Canada, 9th-12th June 2002, 5pp.

Publisher

The International Society for Occupational Ergonomics & Safety

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VoR (Version of Record)

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

Publication date

2002

Notes

This is a conference paper.

Language

en

Location

Toronto, Canada

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