Handheld PC for Volkswagen

Design study of a handheld PC for the VW Phaeton customer consultant in „Die Gläserne Manufaktur“ in Dresden.

Development of a first-class handheld case with the combination of materials like leather and aluminum. A standard handheld design was adapted for the exclusive and well-shaped world of the VW Phaeton by transfering materials from the classic automotive design to a handy electronic tool.

To the customer consultant this intelligent system offers the possibility to recall the production status at any time and to show a visual presentation of possible changes to the client. So modifications can be arranged directly for a very extensive customer service.

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simplify the understanding of design Glossary
"Ergonomics"

Human factors and ergonomics (HF&E) aka comfort design, functional design, and user-friendly systems, is a multidisciplinary field incorporating contributions from psychology, engineering, biomechanics, mechanobiology, industrial design, physiology and anthropometry. In essence it is the study of designing equipment and devices that fit the human body and its cognitive abilities. The two terms "human factors" and "ergonomics" are essentially synonymous.
Human factors and ergonomics is concerned with the "fit" between the user, equipment and their environments. It takes account of the user's capabilities and limitations in seeking to ensure that tasks, functions, information and the environment suit each user.