Biometrics application in product design

Abstract
This research provides a methodology of biometrical data application to human-oriented product design. The methodology takes grounds in a teleological and medical perspective that action is always purposeful and conditioned by homeostasis. To make design more human-oriented and individualised, the pre-production analysis should aim at uncovering individual’s purposes to action, or desires. Nowadays, they become more quantifiable with the development of biometrics. The methodology applies not only to designing new objects but also re-designing ‘traditional’ objects. When re- designing an object, the methodology takes not only functions but also the semiotics of the object into ac- count. Thus, historical and philosophical analysis of the previous design complements the quantitative analysis of user’s emotions. The study then takes a wine glass as ‘traditional’ object as a case in point and, through critique of it, explores new possible wine glass designs.

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-Supported by fitbit inc.
-Research collaboration: Iurii Banshchikov, MA
-Presented at HuMITec Barcamp Berlin, 2017.06
-Poster selected and presentation in KLAS 2017 at Max Planck Institute of Colloids and Interfaces and Molecular Plant Physiology, 2017.11