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dc.contributor.authorD'Alessandro, Elenaen_US
dc.date.accessioned2014-03-14T20:45:29Z
dc.date.available2014-03-14T20:45:29Z
dc.date.issued2003-09-10en_US
dc.identifier.otheretd-09172003-161512en_US
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10919/35085
dc.description.abstract

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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dc.publisherVirginia Techen_US
dc.relation.haspartpages14-17.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartpages18-25.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartpages06-11.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartpages12.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartPAGES1-5.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartExamtablechair.avien_US
dc.relation.haspartPAGES26to33.pdfen_US
dc.relation.haspartpages13.pdfen_US
dc.rightsI hereby certify that, if appropriate, I have obtained and attached hereto a written permission statement from the owner(s) of each third party copyrighted matter to be included in my thesis, dissertation, or project report, allowing distribution as specified below. I certify that the version I submitted is the same as that approved by my advisory committee. I hereby grant to Virginia Tech or its agents the non-exclusive license to archive and make accessible, under the conditions specified below, my thesis, dissertation, or project report in whole or in part in all forms of media, now or hereafter known. I retain all other ownership rights to the copyright of the thesis, dissertation or project report. I also retain the right to use in future works (such as articles or books) all or part of this thesis, dissertation, or project report.en_US
dc.subjectmade of plasticen_US
dc.subjectpediatric exam tableen_US
dc.subjecttransformable from exam table to chairen_US
dc.subjectdesinged for childrenen_US
dc.titleWith Children in Mind...en_US
dc.typeThesisen_US
dc.contributor.departmentIndustrial Designen_US
dc.description.degreeMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.nameMaster of Scienceen_US
thesis.degree.levelmastersen_US
thesis.degree.grantorVirginia Polytechnic Institute and State Universityen_US
thesis.degree.disciplineIndustrial Designen_US
dc.contributor.committeechairDunay, Robert J.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberGreen, William R.en_US
dc.contributor.committeememberDorsa, Edward A.en_US
dc.identifier.sourceurlhttp://scholar.lib.vt.edu/theses/available/etd-09172003-161512/en_US
dc.date.sdate2003-09-17en_US
dc.date.rdate2004-09-29
dc.date.adate2003-09-29en_US


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