Teacher stuff...
Ergonomic template

The template is a step by step guide to completing this part of your coursework.

Before you start...

GCSE Resistant Materials Design Brief Template

Choose the user group carefully, consider what measurements you need from them.

light and my project

Elight and my project sample

seating position

Ergonomic seating position

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ergonome graphics
ergonome graphics
hand ergonomics handout
hand ergonomics handout
field of vision

field of vision

ergonomics anthropometrics powerpoint
Antropometrics and ergonomics PowerPoint
my antropometric data
my anthorpometric data

 

 

 

Student stuff...
adults compared to children ergonomics

adults compared to children ergonomics

chair ergonomics
Chair ergonomics
clock ergonomics
clock ergonomics
hand sizes ergonomics

hand sizes ergonomics

cabinet ergonomics

cabinet ergonomics

Primary school height and arm lenght

Primary school height and arm lenght

ergonomic switch

ergonomic switch

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logoErgonomics and Anthropometrics page

Introduction to project

Ergo-what?
Ergo·nom·ics.

Ergonomics is about 'fit': the fit between people, the things they do, the objects they use and the environments they work, travel and play in. If good fit is achieved, the stresses on people are reduced. They become comfortable, they can do things more quickly and easily, and they make fewer mistakes.
So when we talk about 'fit', we don't just mean physical fit, we are concerned with psychological and other aspects too. That is why ergonomics is often called 'Human Factors'.Someone who is qualified in ergonomics is called an ergon·o·mist.


Anthro-what?
Anthro·pom·etry. This is the branch of ergonomics that deals with body shape and size. People come in all shapes and sizes so you need to take these physical characteristics into account whenever you design anything that someone will use, from something as simple as a pencil to something as complex as a car.
Anthropometry tables give measurements of different body parts for men and women, and split into different nationalities, and age groups, from babies to the elderly. So first of all you need to know exactly who you are designing for. The group of people you are designing for is called the user population.


Project Aims

Calculating a range of sizes will produce an average, it is this average measurement we use to design a product.

 

Height

Hand length

Age

Girls

Boys

Girls

Boys

11

1440

1430

155

155

12

1500

1490

165

165

13

1550

1550

175

190

14

1590

1630

175

190

15

1610

1690

180

195

16

1620

1730

180

195

17

1620

1750

180

200

18

1620

1760

180

200

 

anthropometrics explained ergonomics explained