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.


New studies, history and small fixes

15 November 2017

Over the past two months, we have added two new datasets. Both the CAESAR study (update: non-Dutch data is live as of the 31st of December, 2017) and chile2016-worker are now available for use in the 1D Database and Profiler. CAESAR is also available in Ellipse.

Next to that, the about page has been updated to show more of the history over the past 40 years. There have been some small improvements to the layout as well, to provide a smoother experience.

Picking Profiler measures and more

25 November 2016

The latest update to DINED brings a variety of improvements and bug fixes to the various tools. Most importantly you can now pick which measures you want to include in your Profiler analyses.

Other improvements include Ellipse now showing population percentages instead of sample percentages, undo / redo support in Profiler and various visual improvements throughout DINED.


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.