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The contribution of ergonomics in IPE-processes

The contribution of ergonomics in IPE-processes

Year: 2008

Editor: S. Vajna

Author: Hartmann, E.; Brennecke, U.

Abstract

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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7th IPD Workshop, 200817.-19.09.2008 The series of bi-annual Workshops on Integrated Product Development (IPD) is organised by the Chair of Information Technologies in Mechanical Engineering at the Otto-von-Guericke University, Magdeburg, Germany (Prof. Dr.-Ing. Sándor Vajna). The IPD Workshops are events endorsed by the Design Society. The papers of the IPD Workshops are available for the members of the Design Society for download. More information is available on the workshop website (see below)....

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