Interactive motion tracing for Rowing Training [Danish HCI Research Symposium DHRS 2011]

Interactive motion tracing for Rowing Training [PDF]

This paper studies motion tracking and team coordination for the training of rowers. The design research is drawn upon the division of contribution between the designers input and the user input in a design process. We built a training system that can record and show the action of a rower’s hand. Designer proposed solutions for both a fundamental problem and a very advanced problem. Users guided the design direction, and spoke what they expected or what they disliked. As the result, our design provided a real-time recording tool for rowers and coaches to discuss and analyze the motion. The coach can correct the path immediately and save the corrected path for the rower to try to imitate and train. The members in a rowing team train with the same path from to coordinate and synchronize their actions for the best performance. The training system was developed through a user-centered design process with Danske Studenters Roklub. It was designed in iterations to provide a new experience for rowing sport training by coaching in real-time, training interactively, and perceiving directly.

Improving industrial designers work process by involving user research

Improving industrial designers work process by involving user research [PDF]

Abstract: With changing times, new technologies and more opinionated consumers, the modern industrial designer has found himself in need of fresher and more up to date approaches in his daily work. In a fast moving industry, the designer needs to keep a thinking process of dynamic and subjective attitude. User research is part of user centered design (UCD). UCD has a reputation for subjective and reflective practice. In this paper there are two example cases. One is conducted by a classical industrial design process, and another is costing half of energy and time in user research. These examples will give the grounding for believing that the industrial designer needs to adopt user research methods to a level where he can still continue to work under the very nature of industrial design that has made it a successful practice for the last century. The combing of the approaches and attitude will help the designer to stay relevant in today’s product development process.

The incorporation of User Centered Design and Industrial design

The incorporation of User Centered Design and Industrial design [PDF]

Abstract: Traditional Industrial Design (TID) has been an important aspect in the NPD process since last decades. User centered design (UCD) is a growing research field for product innovation start from the end of 20th century. An NPD process needs support from both design knowledge and research methodologies. Both TID and UCD focus on user’s perspective when multi-disciplinary work together. They provide skills and method for designing the style and usability, and balancing user need and reality. The skills from TID help design expression and realization to communicate efficiently with other participants by vivid pictures and real prototypes. The skills from UCD help idea generation and opportunity finding by holding workshop and interview with participants. TID and UCD represent different perspectives of the subjective and the objective respectively. Their methodologies is the essential for designer carry out the design solution, and at the same time the project improves the methodologies of TID and UCD through a reflection process.

Industrial Design Works

Designer work as a developer take user perspective into product to ensure and improve the meaning of existence.

the product is not only function and form at this time, designer should consider more about emotion, reason, experience, and ecologic.Designer work as a developer take user perspective into product to ensure and improve the meaning of existence.

the product is not only function and form at this time, designer should consider more about emotion, reason, experience, and ecologic.