There appeared to be an aversion to using scientific and anthropometric data by design students and this was echoed by professional designers; compared to designers’own practical methods of collecting data, referring to anthropometric data tools was considered as neither an effective nor efficient way of working. (Nickpour and Dong, 2008). Professional designers “do not have many direct inputs concerning the real needs of end users. Indirect input such as human factors information provided by ergonomic guidelines and task analysis can bridge this gap.” (Darse and Wolff, 2006). We were interested in the role of ergonomics education in bridging this existing gap.