Design Physiology and the 3D Print: Interpreting Human Anatomy and Physiology with 3D Printing in Industrial Design Education

By Bernard Guy.

Published by The International Journal of Design Education

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This presentation discusses three projects developed as part of a studio based Industrial Design course. The course focuses on introducing students to human anatomy and physiology while retaining the traditions of a design studio education, where ‘making’ is a fundamental and essential research tool in the creation and validation of design concepts. Design Physiology is a novel demonstration of how new methods of making can be exploded by students to achieve a unique and innovative understanding of human anatomy and physiology.

Keywords: Design Education, Industrial Design, Rapid Prototyping, Ergonomics

The International Journal of Design Education, Volume 6, Issue 4, pp.87-93. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 551.917KB).

Bernard Guy

Lecturer, School of Design, Victoria University, Wellington, New Zealand

Since completing an industrial design degree, I have worked in robotics, health care and medical simulation. I have a Masters in industrial design, with a teaching and research focus on ergonomics and 3D technologies.