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ERGONOMICS - EXAMPLE DRAWINGS

 

 

 

Below are examples that show how drawings for the ergonomics section could be laid out in a project. Usually the drawings include an 'ergonomic person' which is a simple drawing. There is no need to draw a person in detail. A table of results (statistics) is normally placed alongside the drawing, although check the project template for the way the ergonomics page should be set out. Remember, collect the measurements for the distance you require, of at least ten people and then work out the average measurement.

   

If measuring the comfortable seating height for a person, draw an ergonomic person sat on a chair or a stool and clearly mark/label the distance you are trying to find. 'X' is marked on the diagram.

   

This diagram displays the comfortable reaching distance of a designer. The diagram was used in a project which was aimed at designing a drawing board and adjustable stand. The reaching distance is labelled 'A'. It is important that statistics for this distance are collected.

   

This diagram would be suitable for a designer attempting to work out the correct height for the light source of an adjustable table/reading lamp. Distance 'B' is marked on the drawing.

   

 

   

Distance 'C' represents the comfortable height for a foot-stool. The diagram is a simple ergonomic person, complex drawings/sketches are not required.

   

A designer may need to produce a diagram that shows measurements for the hand. For example, when designing a handle for a door it would be necessary to collect ergonomic information for the two measurements marked on the diagram.

   
 
   
1. Draw ergonomic diagrams to represent the following measurements (include an ergonomic person):

A. The height of a desk in a classroom.

B. The width of a lounge chair.

2. Select one of the above and actually collect the measurements of ten people, produce a table of statistics which must include the average measurement.

 

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