Using Anthropometry, Biomechanics, and Usability

to Inform Product Design | 

University of Washington

February 26, 2020 | Presented By:  Pete Johnson, PhD,  (NWCOHS)

Webinar Details

This presentation will cover how anthropometric, biomechanical, and subjective methods can be used to inform product design and/or compare competing product designs

Learning Objectives

At the completion of this webinar, participants will be able to:

  • Describe how anthropometry can influence product design

  • Identify different biomechanical methods that can be used to evaluate and compare product designs

  • Distinguish different subjective methods that can be used to evaluate and compare product designs

  • Integrate various methods in order to conduct product usability studies



Peter Johnson, PhD, is a retired Professor from the School of Public Health at the University of Washington. He earned his Doctorate in Bioengineering from the University of California - Berkeley and has worked as a researcher at the National Institutes of Occupational Health in the United States, Sweden and Denmark. Dr. Johnson's research focuses on evaluating seating alternatives to improve comfort and reduce vehicle operator exposures to whole body vibration. Dr. Johnson 's work also includes evaluating the ergonomics and usability of mice, keyboards and tablets.

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