Title page for ETD etd-09172003-161512

Type of Document Master's Thesis
Author D'Alessandro, Elena
Author's Email Address edalessa@vt.edu
URN etd-09172003-161512
Title With Children in Mind...
Degree Master of Science
Department Industrial Design
Advisory Committee
Advisor Name Title
Dunay, Robert J. Committee Chair
Dorsa, Edward A. Committee Member
Green, William R. Committee Member
  • made of plastic
  • pediatric exam table
  • transformable from exam table to chair
  • desinged for children
Date of Defense 2003-09-10
Availability unrestricted

Industrial design is meant to improve the design of mass produced objects and by doing so to contribute to improve the users' quality of life. The designer's challenge is to balance functionality, aesthetic appeal and ease of use to create a successful market product. This industrial design thesis presents a pediatric examination table.

Within the context of the new trends for healthcare design, it looks forward to contributing to the pediatric healthcare quality with an innovative product. Thus its design criteria must respond in both physical and emotional terms, to the users' needs and especially to their dreams. The pediatric examination table must be functional, aesthetically appealing, mechanically simple, and economic. And it can't just happen to be for children it must be designed with children in mind.

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