Currently people deal with various entities (such as hardware, software, buildings, spaces, communities and other people), to meet specific goals while going about their everyday activities in work and leisure environments. These entities have become more and more complex and incorporate functions that hitherto had never been allocated such as automation, use in virtual environments, connectivity, personalization, mobility and friendliness. This book contributes to the analysis of human-system interactions from the perspective of ergonomics, regardless of how simple or complex they are, while incorporating the needs of users and workers in a healthy safe, efficient and enjoyable manner.
This book provides a comprehensive review of the state of the art of current ergonomic in design methods and techniques that are being applied to products, machinery, equipment, workstations and systems while taking new technologies and their applications into consideration.
Ergonomics in Design: Methods and Techniques is organized into four sections and 30 chapters covering topics such as conceptual aspects of ergonomics in design, the knowledge of human characteristics applied to design, and the methodological aspects of design. Examples are shown in several areas of design including, but not limited to, consumer products, games, transport, education, architecture, fashion, sustainability, biomechanics, intelligent systems, virtual reality, and neurodesign.
This book will:
- Introduces the newest developments in social-cultural approaches
- Shows different ergonomics in design methodological approaches
- Divulges the ways that ergonomics can contribute to a successful design
- Applies different subjects to support the design including –ergonomics, engineering, architecture, urbanism, neuro, and product designs.
- Presents recent technologies in ergonomic design, as applied to product design.
With the contributions from a team of 75 researchers from 11 countries, the book covers the state-of-the-art of ergonomics in a way to produce better design.
TABLE OF CONTENTS
part |141 pages
part |73 pages
Human Characteristics in Design
part |117 pages
chapter |18 pages
Older Workers and Virtual Environments
part |161 pages