Deana McDonagh

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To date, the objective of creating pleasurable products has concentrated on designers articulating and interpreting user needs as part of the product creation process. This paper explores approaches to enable users to adapt, modify, specify or create products to match their needs directly. Using the potential of new technologies, active consumers can now(More)
This paper discusses an industrial designer's approach to eliciting user perceptions and emotional responses to products through visual evaluation and stimuli. Whilst the authors accept that product functionality is crucial for product success, the appearance, use of materials, shape and form provide the most immediate product data for the user. Less(More)
This work presents a novel simulated model for a wireless data acquisition system. The system reads analogue information provided by two sensors and can be used for medical purposes. Real data has been obtained and a simulation of the two signals coming from both pH and pressure sensors embedded in the system has been employed. The created model contains(More)
The aim of this study is to model and design an efficient wireless system that is easy to integrate with other technologies or infrastructures at a low cost. The system would read analogue information recorded by a biomedical sensor in a transmitting unit attached to the patient. The recorded data are converted digitally using analogue-to-digital converter(More)
This paper explores the role of empathy within new product development from the perspective of human-centred design. The authors have developed a range of empathic design tools and strategies that help to identify authentic human needs.For products and services to be effective, they need to satisfy both functional and emotional needs of individuals. In(More)
Lack of current techniques for the early monitoring of bleb leaks and other post-traumatic or post-surgical ocular injury has posed an unmet clinical need for the development of new techniques. Present evaluation techniques use either subjective or nonquantitative approaches. At present, there are no FDA approved ocular devices that can directly measure(More)
The aim of this study is to model and design an efficient wireless system that should be easy to integrate with other technologies or infrastructures at a low cost. The system is reading analog information recorded by a biomedical sensor in a transmitting unit attached to the patient. The recorded data is converted digitally using ADC and sent to FSK(More)
User experience, knowledge and understanding offer product developers (industrial designers and ergonomists) a valuable resource. Eliciting user information requires a range of techniques and approaches. Product evaluation techniques are vital to retrieve users' perceptions on products' functionality and appearance – both to identify new requirements and(More)