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Department of Engineering

Dr Joy Deane


Joy Deane

Senior Research Associate

Academic Division: Mechanics, Materials and Design

Research group: Engineering Design

Telephone: +44 1223 7 48568


Research interests

* Understanding the impact of disability and capability loss on the use of products and services

* Developing tools and methods to help support designers in developing more inclusive products, i.e. products that are suitable for a wider range of people, including those who are older or have disabilities. These include the Impairment Simulators and Exclusion Calculator, which can be found on the Inclusive Design Toolkit.

* Analysing population data on people's capabilities and applying this to the use of products and services to estimate how many people would be able to use those products.


    B.A.(Hons), Mathematics and Computation, Oxford University, 1996

    PhD, Computing Science, Glasgow University, 2002

Joy Goodman-Deane worked as a Research Associate at Glasgow University looking at the design of computing systems for older people. In 2004, she moved to the Engineering Department at Cambridge University to work in the Inclusive Design group in the Engineering Design Centre.