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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.
A Roadmap Towards Cost Calculation Methods Connected to Ergonomics Analysis and SimulationBäckstrand Gunnar, Möller S., Högberg Dan et al.Ergonomics as a tool in future development and value creation : proceedings: NES2005 in Oslo - Norway, Nordic Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Conference, 10-12 October 2005 (312-316). Oslo: Nordic Ergonomics Society, 2005.
Ergonomics Integration and User Diversity in Product
Högberg DanDoktorsavhandling: Department of mechanical and manufacturing engineering, Loughborough university, 2005.
Parameters Affecting Quality in Manual Assembly of Engines
Bäckstrand Gunnar, De Vin Leo, Högberg Dan et al.IMC 22: challenges facing manufacturing : proceedings of the 22nd International Manufacturing Conference, 31st August to 2nd September 2005 (395-402). Dublin: Institute of Technology Tallaght, 2005.
The impact of manikin family configuration on accommodation
Högberg Dan, Case KeithErgonomics as a tool in future development and value creation : proceedings: NES2005 in Oslo - Norway, Nordic Ergonomics Society 37th Annual Conference, 10-12 October 2005 (91-95). Oslo: Nordic Ergonomics Society, 2005.
Product Developers’ Relations to Their Users: An Interview StudyJanhager Jenny, Högberg DanDS 49: Proceedings of NordDesign 2004 Conference, Tampere, Finland, 18.-20.08.2004 (278-288). Design Society, 2004.
Computer manikin family usage for human accomodationHögberg Dan, Hanson Lars, Case KNordic Ergonomics Society Conference: "Mind and Body in a Technological World" (184-188). 2003.
Computer-based protocol for human simulation report
Högberg Dan, Blomé Mikael, Dukic Tania et al.the XVth Triennial Congress of the International Ergonomics Association. 2003.
Simulation of human-vehicle interaction in vehicle design at Saab Automobile: present and future
Högberg Dan, Blomé Mikael, Dukic Tania et al.Digital Human Modeling for Design and Engineering (DHM) SAE-conference. 2003.
Use of characters and scenarios in gear shift design
Högberg DanConference on Designing Pleasurable Products and Interfaces, Pittsburgh (140-141). 2003.
Web-Based Protocol for Human Simulation Process and Documentation
Blomé Mikael, Dukic Tania, Hanson Lars et al.The Europe Chapter Annual Meeting on Human Factors in Design, Lund, Sweden, October 2003. 2003.