Sunday, July 11, 2010

Ergonomics I

Compare the 2 different workplaces, state your observations.
- The first workplace shown seems a bit messy and there is a lot of things on the table, so the person using the table does not have enough space to do his work. The second workplace is more tidier and there are lesser things on the table.

Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
- The second workplace is preferred because there are more space to move around and it is not cluttered with things. The person using it can relax and it would certainly be more comfortable as compared to using the other untidy desk.

3. What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
- The workplace must have a lot of space so that the person can move around freely, the height and the lighting must also be suitable. Then, it would meet the needs of the people.

4. Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?
 If we don't consider Ergonomics while designing, the product we design might not be suitable for people to use. It might also hurt the people if they use it.