Introduction to Ergonomics

Used to better the customers experience and lessen the stress.

What is is?

  • Originates from two Greek words which are ‘ERGON’ and NOMOS or NOMOI’
  • Ergon refers to work
  • Nomo’s is for laws
  • Ergonomics is the science which deals with satisfaction and comfortness of mankind

Issues which relate to Ergonomics

  1. Health & Safety
  2. Comfort
  3. Performance
  4. Specification

Human Factors: User Cantered Design

Physical and Physiological work demands.

The impact of anatomy, physiology and also the physical environment on physical activity.

Humans come in a all different sizes and shapes

Anthropometric Measurements

Percentile Humans: It is common practice to design for the 5th percentile

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