Author Archives: I.D. Marcio Dupont

About I.D. Marcio Dupont

Since 2013 editor and curator of the portal "DESIGN RESEARCH PORTAL DRP" Follow me at : and I hope you enjoy the portal and find it useful for all your design research needs! If you enjoyed, please, share it with your design network, thanks! 2021

Ofertas laborales de Diseño Industrial en México

Este articulo del site “Diseño para la interacción” es de 2011, pero, infelizmente el panorama del diseño en México no ha cambiado, sigue siendo más o menos el mismo.

La única actualización necesaria seria para los salários, pero la información puede ser una buena base para empezar a cobrar por tus primeros trabajos. Un articulo muy util para recien-egresados de la carrera.


Hace algunos años, cuando terminé la Licenciatura en Diseño Industrial, lo primero que pensé fue y ¿ahora qué?

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Design Contracts and Agreements

Trust and a good client´s relationship starts with a good contract – agreement for both, this samples might be useful as a guideline, specially if you are new to freelancing.

Machistas, sexistas, sordas o ciegas: cuando las herramientas solo sirven a quien las diseña

El diseño de nuestro entorno sigue teniendo un sesgo racial y de género que, frecuentemente, está hecho a la medida del hombre blanco de mediana edad. Oxímetros calibrados para pieles claras, dispositivos de asistencia cardíaca ajustados para varones o sistemas de reconocimiento facial que fallan ante ojos rasgados son algunos ejemplos.

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D&T9: Kaitlyn Debiasse, Human Factors

Kirsty Thompson

Kaitlyn Debiasse, GSA Product Design Lecturer, took this week’s Design and Technology event. She spoke about human factors, inclusivity, and personalisation within design.

Most products are designed for 50th percentile male of average size and weight. An example of this is cars. For those who do not fall within this small percentage are much more likely to be injured of even killed. In fact, any seatbelt wearing female in a vehicle has 73% greater odds of being seriously injured – yet nothing has been done about it. This really annoys me, why should our lives be risked just because we aren’t of average male size? Why are we still designing for the 50th percentile male? What about females? Children? People who are above and below the average male? An average man is not an average human!

Female Increased Risk of Injury – Estimated increase of risk for moderate injuries in…

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Generative Design Study – Walking Aid

It´s is great how generative design proposals look closer to Nature – organic shapes. Is there any specific reason for that?

Funkifying a Year at MMU - MSc Industrial Digitalisation

For one of the final taught units on the MSc Industrial Digitalisation programme at PrintCity MMU, I was required to perform and document a Generative Design Study using Autodesk Fusion 360 and its Generative Design Workspace.

This was a really rewarding study, having never personally used Fusion 360 before September 2020, let alone exploring the Gen-Design component of the software.

I chose to explore the design of a common medical device – the four-legged Walking Aid.

Device abandonment reported in literature relates to a user’s needs not being met, aesthetically, socially or physically – often leading to complications such an increase in upper extremity joint stress.

Of interest is the potential to factor into the design exact user measurements, such as height and elbow flexion angle, to produce a user centred solution. The resulting design could be produced in a ‘production line of one’, utilising increasingly accessible Additive Manufacturing technology.

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Ergonomics from Ethnography: Inclusive Design Insights


P.J. White


As user centred design methods become more important for inclusive design, designers increasingly use methods borrowed from other disciplines such as Ethnography to gain insights into user behaviour. But what are the advantages in using ethnography to understand ergonomic requirements? And what form of insights does it result in? This paper offers findings and reflections from a design ethnographic case study of older people. It found that advantages in using ethnography lies in the depth and breadth of findings, resulting in a broad range of ergonomic and usability insights, and a deep understanding of lead users.


inclusive design, user centred design, usability, older people, aging, ageing, lead users, product design, anthropology, ethnographic research


Since the 1960s, inclusive and universal design approaches have offered designers strong guidelines to ensure that they include the greatest extent of users (Mace, 1997). These guidelines are commonly used as the…

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