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1.1a Anthropometrics

1.1a Anthropometrics

What are the  aims  of Human  Factors?   ● Reduce stress and fatigue on people, as they will be able to do things faster, more easily, more safely and make fewer mistakes (reduce errors) ● Increase safety ● Increase ease of use ● Enhance operational comfort ●...
1.1a Anthropometrics

1.1a Anthropometrics

A ‘workspace envelope’ is a 3-dimensional space within which you carry out physical work activities when you are at a fixed location. The limits of the envelope are determined by your functional arm reach which, in turn, is influenced by the direction of...
1.1a Anthropometrics

1.1a Anthropometrics

Certain products tend to be available in different sizes or with adjustability built in as there really is no ‘one size fits all’. Consider the following product (Stokke® Steps™ Chair) that grows with the child.     Think of the environmental benefits of having...
1.1a Anthropometrics

1.1a Anthropometrics

Another excellent example of how design can make a positive difference in the world.  Core77 features a story on a successful crowdfunding campaign which hope to manufacture and distribute a shoe that offers a range of sizes using adjustability in its design.  The...
1.1a Anthropometrics

1.1a Anthropometrics

Design is human centred and, therefore, designers need to ensure that the products they design are the right size for the user and therefore comfortable to use. Designers have access to data and drawings, which state measurements of human beings of all ages and sizes....