Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ergonomics I

1. Compare the 2 different workplaces, state your observations
The two workplaces are similar, containing the same items.In workplace 2,the desk is more tidy and organized,unlike workplace 1,which is very untidy and everything is packed closed together in a big mess.In the video,the desk at workplace 1 is very untidy and cramp,and the worker had no space to place his keyboard,and he accidentally knocked down his mug when he was reaching for something.In workspace 2,there was a holder for everything and all the items had a place to be placed,and you slide the keyboard from under the table,giving more space on the desk.The chair at workplace did not look very comfortable,while the chair at workplace 2 was able to bend backwards,allowing the user to rest.

2. Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
Workplace 2,as it was more organized and everything was in adjustable to the users liking.For example,the user can adjust where he wants the monitor of his computer to be, and there is also a laptop holder to place his laptop to his liking for his ease.

3. What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
We should consider that the workplace should be the most comfortable and organized it can be.As if the workplace is comfortable and organized,the worker does not have much trouble with where he should put his things,and when the workplace is tidy and comfortable,the worker is able to work more efficiently.

4. Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?
To prevent strains and uncomfort at and workers workplace.

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