Seminar Friday, February 2, 2018

Mathew Schwartz, PhD
Assistant Professor
College of Architecture and Design

Opportunities in Design for Biomechanics

Through motion capture and human studies, researchers in biomechanics often analyze the way humans move with and within design, yet the designers responsible for these conditions are rarely aware of the knowledge being gained.  A relatively recent example has been the centuries of stair design following basic principles, with biomechanical researchers changing building code through studies of how people are impacted by staircase designs.  This talk shows the way human movement and biomechanics has influenced my own work in automation of design and what opportunities are available for biomechanics researchers to make a meaningful difference in design and architecture, therefore making a difference in daily lives.