When we understand that profitability is a vital part of the equation, it’s easy to see why Sustainability is a challenge worth embracing. By optimizing an existing design, or redesigning to minimize disposable elements, we can make a significant and positive difference.
Through Inclusive Design, people are given the opportunity to continue doing the things that provide them with quality of life. It’s also about using advanced technology without making things complicated and putting user needs first, without sacrificing profit or aesthetic advantages.
Much of the information gathered during evaluation in the early stages of product development is necessarily qualitative. Some quantifiable questions remain: how much deviation is there in the angle at which different doctors hold a laprascopic device? How does the movement of someone wearing a brace compare to that of a healthy person? Questions such as these can be answered using computer vision.
What can an ovipositor can do? How does it relate to space exploration and medical devices? Let’s explore what makes these Ichneumonoidea wasps so interesting.
Whether you are designing an autonomous surgical robot, a patient-specific knee implant, or a paperweight for all the new regulations, volumes of data are useless without the proper specification framework to filter and process it.
Life adapts and evolves. Biomimcry is nested within that statement and can take you wherever you wish to go. The question is, how far do YOU want to take it?
Which materials make the most sustainable sense and for what applications? How can we create products that balance function with recycling opportunities? With new materials available and on the horizon, the balance point is shifting toward a place that’s more sustainable.
Most databases today aren’t adaptable; it’s hard and the benefits aren’t significant enough to make the effort worthwhile. Most companies with products of various sizes have relatively few variations (think S, M, L, XL); and in this case, adaptability is superfluous.
Aging has important implications on design, the most significant of which puts emphasis on graphic and product user interfaces.
Various forms of nature—from worms to geckos—have provided us with clues on how to create effective adhesives that can bind anatomical structures together long enough to allow natural healing to occur.