People

Stephen Ward

Industrial Design, Design Research Collaboration

MSc, Grad Dip Erg, Dip Arts IndDes

Room: 
4024
Phone: 
+61 2 9385 4853
Fax: 
+61 2 9385 4507
Research Activities: 

Steve's research interests include applications of ergonomics (human factors) in design, product usability, user involvement in design and design education

Teaching & Supervision: 

Steve teaches is design communications, ergonomics and design studio. He is course convenor for Advanced Computer Aided Product Design.

Publications:
Book Chapters

Ward S; Wright A, 2017, 'Teaching and learning ergonomics in industrial design education', in Ergonomic Design and Assessment of Products and Systems, pp. 19-45

Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2015, 'A framework for understanding the role of product attachment in enabling sustainable consumption of household furniture', in Cooper T; Braithwaite N; Moreno M; Salvia G (ed.), Product Lifetimes and The Environment, Nottingham Trent University, Nottingham UK, pp. 173-181

Ko KK; Ramirez MJ; Ward SJ, 2011, 'Long-term product attachment: a sustainable design approach for optimising the relationship between users and products', in Haoming Z; Korvenmaa P; Xin L (ed.), Proceedings of The Tao of Sustainability: an International Conference on Sustainable Design Strategies in a Globalization Context, edn. Haoming Z, Korvenmaa P, Xin L, Huazhong University of Science and Technology Press, Beijing, pp. 580-587

Ward SJ, 2011, 'User Research by Designers', in Karwowski W; Soares MM; Stanton NA (ed.), HUMAN FACTORS AND ERGONOMICS IN CONSUMER PRODUCT DESIGN, VOL 2: USES AND APPLICATIONS, edn. Ergonomics Design and Management Theory and Applications, CRC PRESS-TAYLOR & FRANCIS GROUP, pp. 127-141, http://gateway.webofknowledge.com/gateway/Gateway.cgi?GWVersion=2&SrcApp=PARTNER_APP&SrcAuth=LinksAMR&KeyUT=WOS:000296021200009&DestLinkType=FullRecord&DestApp=ALL_WOS&UsrCustomerID=891bb5ab6ba270e68a

Journal articles

Blewett V; Veitch D; Ward SJ; Fitzgerald C, 2013, 'Getting the Measure of Australians', Australian Quarterly, vol. 84, pp. 16-23

Ward SJ, 2012, 'What to measure? Review of measurements in anthropometric studies of elderly populations', Ergonomics Australia, vol. 10, pp. N/A-N/A, http://www.ergonomics.org.au/downloads/EA_Journals/EA_2012/Ward.pdf

Ward SJ, 2011, 'Anthropometric data and Australian populations - do they fit?', HFESA 47th Annual Conference 2011. Ergonomics Australia Special Edition, vol. 25, http://www.ergonomics.org.au/resource_library/journal.aspx

Conference Papers

Ko KK; Ward SJ; Ramirez MJ, 2011, 'Understanding long term product attachment with a view to optimizing product lifetime', in eddBE2011 sustainable wellbeing, Queensland University of Technology, Brisbane, pp. 42-46, presented at First International Postgraduate Conference on Engineering, Designing and Developing the Built Environment for Sustainable Wellbeing, Brisbane, 27 - 29 April 2011

Quinlan AM; Corkery LF; Ward S; Zamberlan L, 2010, 'Interdisciplinary Design Learning Intersections: participant perspectives', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, pp. 1-6, presented at ConnectED 2010 International Conference on Design Education, UNSW, Sydney, Australia, 28 June - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/

Ramirez MJ; Ko KK; Ward SJ, 2010, 'Introducing industrial design students to long-term product attachment', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney, presented at CONNECTED2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 28 June - 01 July 2010, http://www.connected2010.com.au/

Ward SJ; Hill P, 2010, ''Room to Zoom': Learning ergonomics in the drivers' seat - a case study in collaborative project based learning.', in ConnectED 2010: proceedings of the 2nd International Conference on Design Education, University of New South Wales, Sydney UNSW, pp. n/a-n/a, presented at ConnectED 2010 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney UNSW, 01 July 2010, http://connected2010.eproceedings.com.au/

Ward SJ, 2008, '2-D representations of the user: Still needed in a 3-D world', in 44th Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference 2008, HFESA 2008, pp. 230-235

Ward SJ, 2007, 'Learning Scale Drawing as a Tool for Industrial Design', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, Sydney, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 - 12 July 2007

Ward SJ, 2007, 'The `Bare Bones` Project : An Exploration in Learning Scale Drawing (a record of work exhibited at the ConnectED 2007 conference)', in Ziehner R; Reidsema C (eds.), ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, Sydney, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 - 12 July 2007

Ward SJ, 2007, 'Using Focus Groups for Peer Evaluation in Industrial Design Education', in ConnecED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, Sydney, presented at ConnectED 2007 International Conference on Design Education, Sydney, 09 - 12 July 2007

Ward SJ, 2006, 'User research in product design', in 42nd Annual Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia Conference 2006, HFESA 2006, pp. 62-69

Ward SJ, 2005, 'Designers and users: how industrial designers get information about people', in 2005 IDC: New Design Paradigms - International Design Congress - IASDR 2005, IDC: New Design Paradigms - International Design Congress - IASDR 2005 2005, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, presented at IDC: New Design Paradigms - International Design Congress - IASDR 2005 2005, National Yunlin University of Science and Technology, Taiwan, 01 - 04 November 2005

Talbot JC; Ward SJ, 2005, 'Designing for experiential and `aspirational` needs: observations of student design activity', in Design Research Society International Conference 2004 FutureGround, Design Research Society`s International Conference, 2004: Futureground, Faculty of Arts and Design, Monash University, Australia, presented at Design Research Society`s International Conference, 2004: Futureground, Faculty of Arts and Design, Monash University, Australia, 17 - 21 November 2004

Talbot JC; Ward SJ, 2004, 'Designing for Experiential and Aspirational Needs: Observations of Student Design Activity', in Futureground: 2004 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Futureground: 2004 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Melbourne, pp. 217-224, presented at Futureground: 2004 International Conference of the Design Research Society, Melbourne, 17 - 22 November 2004

Ward SJ; Talbot JC, 2003, 'Applying Ergonomics in Design -Mapping Lines of Sight', in Ergonomics in the Digital Age - IEA 2003, Ergonomics in the Digital Age - IEA 2003, Seoul, South Korea, pp. 0-0, presented at Ergonomics in the Digital Age - IEA 2003, Seoul, South Korea, 24 - 29 August 2003

Reports

Veitch D; Fitzgerald C; Ward SJ; Shu C; Robinette K; Blewett V, 2013, Sizing up Australia - the next step, Safe Work Australia, Canberra, http://www.safeworkaustralia.gov.au/sites/swa/about/publications/pages/sizing-up-australia