Application of emotional design to the form redesign of a midwifery training aid

Mao, Jianqiu, Horan, Ben, Forbes, Helen, Smilevski, Stephen, Bucknall, Tracey, Nagle, Cate, Phillips, Diane, and Gibson, Ian (2017) Application of emotional design to the form redesign of a midwifery training aid. In: International Conference on Design and Technology. pp. 44-50. From: International Conference on Design and Technology, 5-8 December 2016, Geelong, VIC, Australia.

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This paper focuses on the form redesign of a midwifery training aid. The training aid needed to represent a pregnant woman as well as having an appearance suitable for a medical device. The redesign was informed by Donald Norman’s Emotional Design Theory in order to explore the design form to combine functionality and technology, as well to gain attention and elicit positive emotional responses from the user. The redesigned prototype was realised using 3D printing and other rapid prototyping technologies. The prototype was exhibited at an international exhibition and feedback from medical simulation experts indicated that the design form was appropriate for the intended purpose.

Item ID: 51226
Item Type: Conference Item (Research - E1)
ISSN: 2518-6841
Keywords: design form, emotional design, 3D printing, rapid prototying
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Date Deposited: 30 Oct 2017 00:20
FoR Codes: 42 HEALTH SCIENCES > 4204 Midwifery > 420499 Midwifery not elsewhere classified @ 50%
40 ENGINEERING > 4017 Mechanical engineering > 401799 Mechanical engineering not elsewhere classified @ 50%
SEO Codes: 92 HEALTH > 9205 Specific Population Health (excl. Indigenous Health) > 920507 Womens Health @ 100%
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