Whenever we think of designing an object, building, or open space, cultural context always seem to be left out with no or little consideration. How we can endorse a design process with a strong cultural awareness of ethnic diversities within one or several communities is with no doubt to me one of the most important [...]
It is a well-known fact that the general population in America is become more and more obese. Ceiling mounted lifts are quickly becoming an important addition to every hospital room. These lifts, which often run on tracks, carry patients from their bed to the bathroom, lifts a patient up to other equipment, etc. From a [...]
Ergonomics in the workplace are often an issue for a variety of people. People of different sizes (height, weight, etc.) cannot all work with the same equipment configurations. Computers, chairs, and other equipment must be adjustable to accommodate all users. In the field of architecture, size of architectural drawings can be an issue. When too [...]
All the desks and chairs are design with the standard dimensions, which only fit the need of a small population. People with long legs have to find space to crouch their legs underneath the desk without hitting any hardware; people with short legs need to find something to rest their feet. This need, though due [...]
Having always been vertically challenged as a petite female, finding chairs that are comfortable to sit in has become quite a challenge. Whether it is sitting in a couch at home, a desk chair in a classroom, or a chair at work, I always experience some form of discomfort. At 5’2″ my feet do not [...]
Without trying to sound like an advertisement, I would like to mention the advantages of a design like that of the Sleep Number Bed. There has been a lot of talk about being disadvantaged by the design of any number of things including: clothing, furniture, toilet stalls … all due to the wide variety [...]
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