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Thursday, September 8, 2016

Winner Announced - 2016 Stanley Caplan User Centered Design Award


TC8000 Rugged Mobile Computer       

This hand held computer is used workers in warehouse management, retail, and manufacturing industries to productively pick, stock, pack, and ship orders, and for inventory management and warehouse management. One of the things you will hear at the session is how user research led to incorporating a major ergonomic design feature that differentiated this product from others.

Zebra Technologies  

Innovation and Design Team
Submitted by Chandra Nair, Principal HF Engineer

Presentation given by
Graham Marshall, Innovation & Design CTO
`Dino Tsiopanos, Industrial Designer

Honorable Mention

Xerox Digital Alternatives

Xerox® Digital Alternatives provides an integrated document workflow toolset that helps end users, IT personnel, and managers complete routine business tasks efficiently

Xerox Cororation

Submitted by Jennifer Englert, Senior Cognitive Engineer 
Presentation given by Jennifer Englert

Wednesday, January 20, 2016

15th Annual Stanley Caplan User-Centered Product Design Award

Nominations Due: May 6, 2016 (REVISED!)

The HFES Product Design Technical Group (PDTG) invites you to submit a nomination for the 15th annual Stanley Caplan User-Centered Product Design award.  

No entry fee or other cost is required.  The award emphasizes both product design and the methods used to specify and achieve the design. 
The winning product/system will be recognized at the 2016 HFES Annual Meeting in Washington, DC on September 20th and the awardees will be asked to present a talk on the product and methodology.  The awardees will also be expected to submit a paper to “Ergonomics in Design” within two months of the meeting.  

Tuesday, January 19, 2016

2015 Stanley Caplan User Centered Design Award


Hitachi Class 800/801 Train

The project involved the development of  the interiors of  the Class 800/801 series trains for the UK government’s flagship £5.7 billion InterCity Express Programme (IEP). 

DCA Design International, Ltd 
Daniel Jenkins, Research Lead [Human Factors & Usability]
More information is available here: https://www.dca-design.com/work/hitachi-class-800-series-high-speed-train