Rapid ergonomic assessment methodology for engineering design

Sušić, Aleksandar and Štorga, Mario and Majić, Marijana (2010) Rapid ergonomic assessment methodology for engineering design. = Rapid ergonomic assessment methodology for engineering design. In: 4th International Ergonomics Conference, 30.06.-03.07.2010., Stubičke Toplice; Croatia.

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Abstract

The aim of the study reported in this paper was to offer methodology for rapid ergonomic assessment in early phases of product development, in order to support user-centered design methodology in conceptualization and embodiment that could be utilized by engineers that don’t have specific knowledge in ergonomics. Proposed assessment methodology based on the evaluation of the ergonomic features is described and validated on example of medical diagnostic table, followed by evaluation case study results and discussion. Finally, proposed methodology for evaluation purposes, or concepts benchmarking, offers variety of possibilities, but most significant contribution can prove to be assessment standardization, as well as ability to cover and represent most ergonomic feature groups, excreted as united score. Its ease of use and swiftness in utilization can improve engineering design as early in a process as possible without need for employing specialists in this field, by identifying key features and direction in user centered products development.

Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Lecture)
Keywords (Croatian): ergonomics assessment; inclusive design; user-centred design; assessment standardization
Subjects: TECHNICAL SCIENCE > Mechanical Engineering
Divisions: 100 Department of Design > 110 Chair of Design
1000 Department of Materials > 1010 Chair of Materials and Tribology
200 Department of Engineering Mechanics > 240 Chair for Biomechanics and Ergonomy
Indexed in Web of Science: No
Indexed in Current Contents: No
Date Deposited: 14 Jul 2015 08:49
Last Modified: 06 Sep 2016 11:43
URI: http://repozitorij.fsb.hr/id/eprint/4629

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