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Leader of the User Centred Product Design research group.
Dan Högberg's research is about making user-centred information, e.g. ergonomics knowledge, relevant and easily available to product designers and engineers. These roles often need design methods and tools that facilitates the consideration of user aspects, along with other product/system requirements, in the complex time and budget constrained product realisation process. Central in Dan's research is digital human modelling (DHM) and how such technology can contribute in supporting designers and engineers to consider ergonomics/human factors proactively at virtual stages of the design process. Dan also conducts research in how sensors integrated into textiles can be used to evaluate ergonomics, including how the collected data can improve simulations in the virtual world.
Dan is leader of the User Centred Product Design (UCPD) research group at University of Skövde. UCPD is one of several research groups within the research specialisation Virtual Engineering at the School of Engineering Science. The group's research is to a large extent carried out in close cooperation with industrial partners. UCPD has currently four focus areas: digital human modelling, anthropometry, industrial information design, and applications of smart textiles.
Ergonomics analysis in a virtual environmentBäckstrand Gunnar, Högberg Dan, De Vin Leo J. et al.International Journal of Manufacturing Research, 2007, 2(2), 198-208.
Predefined manikins to support consideration of anthropometric diversity by product designers
Högberg Dan, Case KeithDigital Human Modeling (110-119). Springer Berlin/Heidelberg, 2007.
Reduction of ergonomics design flaws through virtual methods
Bäckstrand Gunnar, Lämkull Dan, Högberg Dan et al.Proceedings of the 39th annual Nordic Ergonomic Society Conference, Lysekil, Sweden, October 1-3, 2007 (NES 2007) CD-ROM. Nordic Ergonomics Society, 2007.
Towards Dynamic Ergonomics Analysis of Work Sequences inVirtual Environments
Högberg Dan, Bäckstrand Gunnar, Limkull Dan et al.the 17th International Conference on Flexible Automation and Intelligent Manufacturing, FAIM 2007 (581-588). 2007.
Visualisation of Human Characteristics in Vehicle and Health Care Product Development
Blomé Mikael, Hanson Lars, Högberg Dan et al.2007 year’s SIGRAD conference: Uppsala University, 2007, November 29-30 (31-34). Linköping University Electronic Press, 2007.
Attention, Interpreting, Decision-Making and Acting in Manual AssemblyBäckstrand Gunnar, De Vin Leo, Högberg Dan et al.IMC23 (165-172). 2006.
Ergonomics Analysis in a Virtual Environment
Bäckstrand Gunnar, Högberg Dan, De Vin Leo et al.Proceedings of the International Manufacturing Conference, IMC 23 (165-172). 2006.
Guide and documentation system to support digital human modeling applications
Hanson Lars, Blomé Mikael, Dukic Tania et al.International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics, 2006, 36(1), 17-24.
Manikin Characters: User Characters in Human Computer Modelling
Högberg Dan, Case KeithContemporary Ergonomics (499-503). Taylor & Francis, 2006.