IHSED 2018 Tutorials

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Half-Day tutorials at introductory, intermediate, and advanced levels, covering the entire spectrum of the conference.
Tutorial will be offered October 25, 2018 at the CHU-Université de Reims Champagne-Ardenne, France

(9:00 – 12:00) Room


Designing based on the Sweetness of Discomfort:
An example of Designing a Part of a Passenger Journey

Presenter: Peter Vink, TU Delft / Faculty of Industrial Design Engineering, CE Delft, The Netherlands

Human sensors are not good at recording absolute values, but better in recording fast small differences. New research on the human sensors and how the brain reacts to information coming from the sensors opens new possibilities for design. A product and/or system should be seen in its context, in a system and time should be taken into account as well in designing. Knowledge on the sweetness of discomfort could be used in the design. The sweetness of discomfort is that our sensors adapt unconsciously to a slow increase in discomfort and that the phase, after discomfort, could be consciously experienced more comfortable.
In this tutorial, the theory will be explained. After that, attendees will study the passenger journey of a flight (most of us have flown and therefore your own experience can be used). A method to study a journey will be explained and applied by the attendees. A division will be made in unconscious and conscious parts of the journey. And the things people remember after the journey.
This knowledge will be applied in designing the parts of the journey that have an impact on the experience. In the figure below (fig 1) it would make sense to focus on both peaks of discomfort. But the tutorial will show that that the are other opportunities. Movies of designs focused at better experience will be shown and evaluated.

Fig. 1. The comfort experience in different phases of the flight (Bouwens et al., 2017)

The main goal of the tutorial is to have an eye for the context in designing. Also, attendees will learn how to use tools to study the context which supports in the design.

About the Speaker: Dr. Peter Vinkis is professor at the Delft University of Technology, Department of Industrial Design Engineering and is working on interior design and the effects on comfort. He is in the editorial board of many scientific journals (e.g. Applied Ergonomics) , member of the jury of the Crystal Cabin Award (the most prestigious prize in aircraft interiors) and won the Hal W Hendrick Award in 2011, which is  for a non-U.S. citizen who has made outstanding contributions to the human factors/ergonomics field. Peter Vink is now chairing the department Design Engineering of the faculty Industrial Design Engineering of the Delft University of Technology after being president of the Dutch Ergonomics Association, head of the section Applied Ergonomics and Design and head of the department Interior Design at TNO. 



3D Ergonomic Product Development and Assessment
Presenter: Denis Coelho, University of Beira Interior

This tutorial aims to create awareness of the spectrum of reliable and cost-effective methods that may be orchestrated at the service of 3D ergonomic design using the latest developments in parametric modelling and usability and biomechanical assessment

The tutorial will consist of a hands-on approach to the full spectrum of product development stages, with emphasis on the three dimensional and ergonomic aspects of the design phase and the validation. Many examples from the presenters’ career will be shown with respect to the multiple topics this tutorial will cover, including:

    Product Design and Development Reverse engineering Clay models Scanning Parametric 3D design Product Design Methods Concept Generation Pre evaluation of concepts Requirements Specification Ergonomic and Usability Requirements of Tangible Interfaces Product Development Usability evaluation Biomechanical analysis Surface Electromyography Analysis of EMG data Statistical methods Rapid Prototyping Intellectual Property issues Interdisciplinary collaboration in product development.

About the Speaker: Dr. Denis A. Coelho is the head of the Human Technology Group, Department of Electromechanical Engineering, Universidade da Beira Interior, Covilhã, Portugal.

Denis Coelho, Ph.D. earned his doctoral degree in 2002 and now holds an extensive publication record in Human Factors and Ergonomics and Product Design. He is an international evaluator for Research Grant Proposals and Doctoral dissertations. He is the founding and active editor in chief of The International Journal of Human Factors and Ergonomics (indexed in Scopus and published by Inderscience). Founding Coordinator of the Industrial Design Engineering Masters programme at University of Beira Interior, Portugal. Assistant Professor of Human-Technology Interfaces. Member of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society. Accomplished scientific author and editor of books in Industrial Design and Ergonomics. Invited keynote speaker at international conferences. International Ph.D. evaluator. Referee for many scientific journals and for the Portuguese Science Foundation and Innovation Agency Visiting scholar at Ohio State University and University of California at Berkeley Performs research at the interface between engineering, ergonomics and design. As a Mechanical Engineer with an Ergonomic Design and Production Management post-graduate education his research has focused in several areas, according to practical and funding restrictions. He has worked with car seat comfort (ergonomic design) with Volvo Car Corporation and has also been interested in cognitive engineering of information technology in healthcare settings (collaborating with the Veterans Health Administration), as well as providing a contribution to the advancement of ergonomic design methods. He has also participated and coordinated in Multimedia design work, with a development nature, focusing on the application of ergonomic guidelines at both the conceptual and application level.