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1.1b Psychological factors

1.1b Psychological factors

Cognitive psychology / cognitive ergonomics is concerned with mental processes, such as perception, memory, reasoning, and motor response, as they affect interactions among humans and other elements of a system.  An interesting article from FastCoDesign explains an...
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...
1.1c Physiological factors

1.1c Physiological factors

The importance of biomechanics to the design of different products (in this case a bicycle that can grow with the child as featured on Coroflot) considering muscle strength, age, user interface and torque.   Biomechanics is the science of measuring the amount of...
1.1b Psychological factors

1.1b Psychological factors

Peter Smart has designed a boarding pass contains multiple bite-sized chunks of information. Designed to be read in a particular order—figuring out which gate you need to head to is an earlier priority than locating your seat on the plane.  Sometimes, unnecessary and...
1.1b Psychological factors

1.1b Psychological factors

As with nominal scales, the labels used in ordinal scales can be words, symbols, letters or numerals. When numerals are used, they only indicate sequence or order, for example, ranking someone by placing them in a competition as “third” rather than by a score—they may...