Services of Fieldlab UPPS

UPPS is a radically different design approach that can offer enormous added value but which also has great challenges. Designing for UPPS has consequences in every step of the design process. The design process of a UPPS can be divided into five phases. Fieldlab UPPS can help you with the implementation of these steps.

  • Gather
    Gather 3D data using 3D scanning or, for example, intensive questionnaires
  • Equipment
    Advice on the development of new data collection equipment, eg mobile or affordable scanners. Often the new equipment will specialize in specific parts of the body.

  • Selection
    Advice on the use of existing project data and on selecting correct and workable data.
  • Compare
    Collected data is compared to draw the right conclusions; It is important to take the context into account. There are multiple algorithms and software packages which can be used.

    Advice on feasibility UPPS level: 1. Mass customization (UPPS) 2. Modular measuring system 3. Confection in combination with the business case
  • Parametric Modeling
    When designing, UPPS often works with parametric models that adapt based on the data that is given. This way, the designer does not have to rebuild the design over and over again.
  • Co creation
    Support in the development of UPPS while taking the wishes of the user into account. With Co-creation techniques, users and developers can develop the ideal UPPS together.
  • Workflow
    Advice on a global or more detailed workflow and identification of possible bottlenecks.

  • Choose a production technique
    Defining of the UPPS level and production technique: for UPPS a large number of unique products has to be made. Many existing production techniques are not capable of this. Additive Manufacturing can offer a solution here.
  • Create
    Small-scale production for evaluation of the design.

  • Evaluate
    it is important to test the satisfaction of the customers at the end of the project. For example, by creating virtual environments in which the UPPS can be presented and tested. A good user survey can lead to an improved design and even happier customers.