Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ergonomic 2

1.It is the applied science of equipment design, as for the workplace, intended to maximize productivity by reducing operator fatigue and discomfort.
2.Comfort, safety, easy to use, gives good response and performance.
3-comfort:for example an elderly-friendly chair has to have a comfortable backing made of memory foam/cushion for comfort of their back
3-safety:an elderly friendly toilet has handle bars for safety.
3-easy to use:an elderly friendly phone does not have much complicated functions but is user friendly
3-gives good response:the product has to allow the elderly to use it without much strength put it
3-performance:it can be used for a long period of time without getting damaged

Ergonomics I

Work place 1 is cramped up and it is hard for the guy to organize his stuff as there is little shelves and compartment. Also, the chair he is using offers little movement other than the bad lighting. Work place 2 has a lot of shelves and good lighting for him to store his stuff. His chair is comfortable and bends with his body offering comfort and freedom. There is also various tolls like laptop stand to aid him in work.
I would prefer work place 2 as it is organized and it has features like monitor stands and laptop holder to aid me when working. Also it has a comfortable chair and shelves where i can put my stuff on top of the great lighting.
It should be user friendly and has features to help the user in their work. It should also suit their need for example you must take into account that you are designing an elderly friendly phone, not a technology expert phone, so you should put in less focus in designing features compared to designing the keypads to be larger/elderly friendly.
Without ergonomics, the product will not be very comfortable to use.