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|Title: ||Computer workspace modelling|
|Authors: ||Porter, J. Mark|
Bonney, Maurice C.
|Editors: ||Wilson, J.R.|
|Issue Date: ||1990|
|Publisher: ||© Taylor and Francis|
|Citation: ||PORTER, J.M., CASE, K. and BONNEY, M.C., 1990. Computer workspace modelling. IN: Wilson, J.R., and Corlett, E.N. (eds). Evaluation of Human Work: Practical Ergonomics Methodology. London: Taylor and Francis, pp. 472 - 499|
|Abstract: ||Computer aided design (CAD) methods are becoming very popular with
engineers as they provide considerably more flexibility than conventional
techniques. Although they are now commonplace in manufacturing industries
the great majority of CAD systems completely ignore the most important
component of the human-machine system being designed-humans themselves.
The importance of an ergonomics input to a design is now recognized by
many industries as being essential. The increasing complexity of modern
systems and the social, economic and legislative pressures for good design
have led to the demand for the ergonomics input to be made available as early
as possible in the design programme, starting preferably at the concept stage.
Traditionally, ergonomists have had to wait until the mock-up stage before
being able to perform a detailed evaluation of a prototype design. This delay
has several consequences, which will be discussed later in this chapter, all of
which are detrimental to the design process.|
|Description: ||This is a chapter in the book, Evaluation of Human Work: Practical Ergonomics Methodology [© Taylor & Francis].|
|Version: ||Accepted for publication|
|Appears in Collections:||Book Chapters (Mechanical, Electrical and Manufacturing Engineering)|
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