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Ronal Infante Design / Engineering / Photography

Master’s Thesis: Distress & Tantrums in Optometry Exams

University of Houston
Hines College of Architecture & Design

University of Houston
College of Optometry

Individual project, Aug 2019 – Present

I am currently a candidate for a M.S. in Industrial Design and I am working on my thesis.

It is still in progress but I am including some of the work I have done thus far.



Case study research

Design ethnography

Design fiction

Survey design

Literature review

Academic writing


Descriptive Case Study

For the first phase of my thesis, I am leading a study to identify factors that play a role in contributing to pediatric patient distress by determining how often tantrums and crying occur in examinations and to what degree they affect examinations.

The research design is a descriptive case study, comprised of a survey, observations, and field notes.

It is currently under IRB review and will be conducted at the University Eye Institute in collaboration with licensed optometrists.

Collaborative Design

The second phase uses the study’s findings as inputs to develop a tool that addresses the most statistically significant factors.

I will utilize collaborative methods such as brainstorming sessions and focus groups.

Fall Review | Tuesday, December 3, 2019

Spring Review 1 | Tuesday, February 11, 2020