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de Korte, E.M. (author)
We are not able to imagine life without technology. We use technology for almost every task in our daily life and also in the work setting, technology is everywhere around us. Developments in ICT have brought about many changes in work, and these changes will continue as technology evolves. <br/>In her thesis, Elsbeth de Korte explores the...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Anjani, S. (author)
Have you ever sat in a cramped airplane? Sitting shoulder-to-shoulder with limited legroom might not be a comfortable experience while flying in an airplane. Therefore, human anthropometrics or body dimensions are important to consider when designing for interiors used by a large population. To accommodate people of all sizes, a certain minimum...
doctoral thesis 2021
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Wegner, M.B. (author)
The seat is the largest contact area between a human and the car. Optimizing this contact area is therefore highly relevant for long termcustomer satisfaction. The share of the total production costs for the interior can be between 20% - 30% of which almost 40% is for the seats. The current literature of seat research ismostly on the properties...
doctoral thesis 2020
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Kilincsoy, U. (author)
The conventional development of a new automobile starts with a first proportional model. In this model, the exterior geometry of a car can be distinguished into vehicle, power train portfolio, market requests, safety requirements, and design target. The interior design results from the proportional model with specific characteristics, such as...
doctoral thesis 2019
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Wagner, A.S. (author)
Changing mobility demands like the increase of car sharing especially in cities and among the Generation Y accompanied by blurring boundaries of product capabilities pose new challenges for the automotive industry. Automotive customization can be a possibility to even consider opposing needs, in either aesthetic or functional customization and...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Miguez, S.A. (author)
Musculoskeletal injuries are a problematic issue worldwide. In Europe, musculoskeletal injuries represent up to 40% of labour compensation and are responsible for up to 1.6% loss in the GDP. Because ergonomics is one of the key solutions to this problem, many companies around the globe employ ergonomic concepts in their production processes....
doctoral thesis 2018
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Bouwens, J.M.A. (author)
The aim of this thesis is to investigate how to provide airplane passengers with a comfortable flight experience by designing airplane cabin elements that meet their individual needs. The number of passengers travelling by airplane is increasing, and it can be assumed that all of these passengers are seeking a comfortable experience when...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Hofmann, A.C. (author)
The mobility sector is radically transforming due to changes in user behaviour, urban policies and technical developments. For business people --‐ flexible individuals in particular, the concept of car usage has changed fundamentally. It is presumed that the automobile interior might turn into a ‘third place‚ of residence for them. While being...
doctoral thesis 2018
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Naddeo, A. (author)
The research work underlying this thesis starts from a societal issue: A comfortable artefact helps people to improve their well-being and can be sold easier.<br/>In order to fulfil these two requirements (wellbeing and companies’ profit) a comfort-driven human-centred design method is needed.<br/>Driven by the thoughts of Stephen Hawking that,...
doctoral thesis 2017
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Roelofsen, C.P.G. (author)
The attention within the communitymoves from sustainability to a healthy society. The loss of health in our society, as a result of aging, lifestyle as well as a creeping loss of attention to the primary requirement of building (i.e. Health improvement), is a major problem. The real-estate world is able to reverse this loss of health by...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Kok, B.N.E. (author)
In this PhD research the design process components that can contribute to a better perceived product quality are studied. First the design process components are determined. Secondly the effect of these components on the perceived quality is studied. This research is mainly based on design processes of students. Therefore a comparison between...
doctoral thesis 2016
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van Veen, S.A.T. (author)
This thesis aims to decrease the feeling of tiredness related to an on-going monotonous, undemanding driving task. It is not intended to enable people to drive longer, but rather for them to experience the time they spend driving as more pleasant. The perception of fatigue is considered as a type of discomfort. From this follows the hypothesis...
doctoral thesis 2016
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Bazley, C.M. (author)
Every person on the planet lives a significant portion of his or her life in a built indoor environment. Ideally, the built environment serves as protection from the extremes of the outdoor environment and is preferably comfortable. The first ‘built environment’ was a painted cave. The cave served as a shelter and the wall paintings represented...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Hiemstra-van Mastrigt, S. (author)
This thesis provides new knowledge on how to design comfortable passenger seats and provides recommendations for design and research. Although the first studies on passenger seat comfort appeared already 40 years ago, the activities and context have changed since then. In this thesis, relationships have been mapped out between activities ...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Groenesteijn, L. (author)
Performing knowledge work often involves prolonged sitting in a limited number of positions with little physical effort. This can lead to discomfort in the neck and shoulder region, and health problems in the back and neck. Subsequently, it can affect job performance adversely. In this PhD project is the influence of different seat design...
doctoral thesis 2015
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Bakker, I.C. (author)
This PhD concerns the relationship between the physical environment and knowledge productivity. To create an optimal environment it is important to study the needs of knowledge workers in connection to the characteristics of the physical environment. Two components of the physical environment have been analysed: plants and colour. The effects of...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Albin, T.J. (author)
Ergonomic and design practitioners routinely make assessments of the appropriateness of a workspace. For example, practitioners must answer questions such as: “will the user be at risk of injury, is the space high enough, wide enough and deep enough to accommodate the intended users, does the design facilitate user performance”? Such assessments...
doctoral thesis 2014
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Larson, N.L. (author)
doctoral thesis 2014
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Kamp, I. (author)
One of the main challenges for car manufacturers is complying with the stringent environmental regulations without compromising driving comfort and pleasure. Reducing the overall weight of a car reduces fuel consumption and increases acceleration. However weight reduction seems in contradiction with another important aspect of car-sales; comfort...
doctoral thesis 2012
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Franz, M.M. (author)
The development process of car seats is very complex and many factors have to be considered in the development, such as anthropometry, physiology, safety, design and comfort. A factor making it more complex is the fact that future cars should be more sustainable, making the need for weight reduction more prominent. Improving comfort and at the...
doctoral thesis 2010
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