The contribution of ergonomics in IPE-processes

IPD 2008: Proceedings of the 7th Workshop on Integrated Product Development, Magdeburg, Germany, 17.-19.09.2008

Year: 2008
Editor: S. Vajna
Author: Hartmann, E.; Brennecke, U.


Besides engineering design and industrial design, ergonomics is a core domain in Integrated Product Development. A crucial objective in ergonomic product design is man-machine compatibility, regarding physical and psychological (mental, cognitive) characteristics of users. For both aspects – physical and psychological – approved methods of analysis and design are available. Some of these methods are described as examples.

Keywords: Product design, Ergonomics, physical and cognitive man-machine compatibility, digital human models, theory and application of mental models


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