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We conduct research in the application of rigorous design methods to the design of artifacts, tasks, and environments for people.


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An updated estimate of the body dimensions of US children

Anthropometric data from children are important for product design and the promulgation of safety standards. The last major detailed study of child anthropometry in the USA was conducted more than 30 years ago. Subsequent demographic changes and the increased...

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