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DINED / Anthropometry in design

Use DINED's tools, data and resources to apply anthropometry in your design.

Anthropometry, the scientific study of measurements of the human body, can be a valuable source of information when designing products. DINED provides an overview on how anthropometric data can be used when facing design challenges. Additionally, a set of free tools makes it easy to explore, compare and utilise anthropometric data in your projects.


Intoducing profiler, a new tool for DINED

19 August 2016

Profiler allows you to compare somebody — or a persona — to a population and to other people right in your browser. No need to look up data manually, Profiler will simply show you a chart of percentile ranks based on your measurements. All studies in the 1D Database, including additional filters, are available in profiler.

Additionally, we're releasing a beta version of the all-new Ellipse. It's also available right in your browser.

DINED named a "good example" by the Dutch government

1 October 2015

The Dutch government recently released a memorandum on the future of science in the Netherlands: "Wetenschapsvisie 2025: keuzes voor de toekomst". It mentions DINED as a "good example" of an open dataset (p. 42).


1D Database

The DINED 1D Database gives the possibility to compare anthropometric data from several available studies and to automate statistical calculations.

How it works

Use DINED's explanations to learn about applying different types of anthropometric data in design and find additional data and resources.

Reach envelopes

Easily determine how far a person can reach in a certain direction using the DINED reach envelopes.


Ellipse makes it easy to see the correlation between two different body dimensions and to determine the consequences for related product dimensions.


Profiler allows you to compare somebody — or a persona — to a population and to other people.