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Design and Engineering: Finding Market Research and Statistics
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Mintel Academic produces market intelligence reports across a range of sectors, themes and demographics. Find market overviews, statistics and analysis based upon their own commissioned surveys and secondary analysis of data from the market and government.
Mintel Market Sizes
Access market size information by country and industry. Includes market segmentation and share data, along with key economic statistics.
Used by the advertising industry to match products with target audiences. Data is derived from market research surveys and can be manipulated to compare a wide range of products against variables such as demographics and lifestyle data. The University's subscription doesn't cover the the most recent two to three years.
Access for industry trends and analysis across a range of sectors and countries, including market size and share data.
Business Source Ultimate
This database is included in MySearch results, but has advanced search features specifically geared towards finding market information. Search for country reports, industry profiles, market research reports and more.
Access to keep up-to-date with industry news via the Companies section.
Searches data repositories for the data associated with academic research.
Finding anthropometric data
If you need anthropometric data (sizes and proportions of the human body) for your product design, the library has books which can help:
Bodyspace by Christine M. Haslegrave; Stephen PheasantIn the 20 years since the publication of the first edition of Bodyspace the knowledge base upon which ergonomics rests has increased significantly. The need for an authoritative, contemporary and, above all, usable reference is therefore great. This third edition maintains the same content and structure as previous editions, but updates the material and references to reflect recent developments in the field. The book has been substantially revised to include new research and anthropometric surveys, the latest techniques, and changes in legislation that have taken place in recent years. New coverage in the third edition: Guidance on design strategies and practical advice on conducting trials Overview of recent advances in simulation and digital human modes Dynamic seating ¿ Recent work on hand/handle interface Computer input devices ¿ Laptop computer use and children¿s use of computers ¿ Design for an aging population and accessibility for people with disabilities ¿ New approaches to risk management and new assessment tools, legislation, and standards As the previous two editions have shown, Bodyspace is an example of the unusual: a text that is a favorite among academics and practitioners. Losing none of the features that made previous editions so popular, the author skillfully integrates new knowledge into the existing text without sacrificing the easily accessible style that makes this book unique. More than just a reference text, this authoritative book clearly delineates the field of ergonomics.
Publication Date: 2005-07-18
The Measure of Man and Woman by Henry Dreyfuss Associates Staff; Alvin R. TilleyHuman factors research impacts everything from the height of kitchen counters to the placement of automobile pedals to a book's type size. And in this updated and expanded version of the original landmark work, you'll find the research information necessary to create designs that better accommodate human need. Featuring more than 200 anthropometric drawings, this handbook is filled with all of the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. You'll also discover guidelines for designing for children and the elderly, for the digital workplace, and for ADA compliance. Measurements are in both English and metric units.