Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Ergonomics 1

Workplace where the guy in gray works: workplace 1, that where the guy in black works: workplace 2.

1. Workplace 1 looks like a workplace for an average person, since the items he uses for his workplace look like normal items. Workplace 2 looks like that of an innovative and maybe a rich person since the items that he uses look new and innovative, and some of the items might be expensive.

The chair in workplace 1 is a normal chair but the one in workplace 2 is innovative, since it can bend back. The computer in scenario 2 in workplace 1 is far away, but the problem is solved in workplace 2 where the computer screen can be adjusted, its height and distance from the user. The light in workplace 1 is bright, and cant be adjusted since it is warm, but that in workplace 2 is dim, and can be easily moved. The chair in workplace 1 cant be moved so much, so the person has not much space to move. But the chair in workplace 2, similar to that in scenario 1, can be bent backwards, even at the head. In scenario 5, workplace 1 the guy is trying to find suitable positions to use the laptop, in workplace 2 the guy does not have to bend his head to look at the laptop, and he also uses another keyboard besides the one on the mac. The last scenario. In workplace 1, his desk is crowded with stuff, some of which do not help him with his work. Workplace 2, his desk his almost empty, and the excess rail helps him to see the laptop screen nearer.

2. Workplace 2 is preferred, since it is simple, and is is something like minimalist design, it is almost blank, but some of the items used are innovative and look interesting. We have also seen them in use, and also when compared to a normal item, like the freedom chair and the normal chair.

3. Comfort, how much space is saved and/or used up and does this hinder the work of the user?

4. It helps determine the problems the user faces and it can lead to solutions to that problem.


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