Product Design GCSE - Human Factors

Questions on Human Factors

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What are the three main factors of human factors?

  • Physiological Factors
  • Psychological Factors
  • Sociological Factors
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What is a target market?

A paticular group of people that the design is aimed at.

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What are Inclusive and Exclusive Designs?

  • Inclusive designs are designs which are made to be suitable for as many poeple as possible
  • Exclusive designs are designs which are made for a specific type of person.
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What is anthropmetric data?

The measurements of millions of people put into charts to provide designers with rough values to design from so their designs are suitable for the majority.

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What percentile of antropometric data do designers

The 5th to the 95th percentile.

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What is ergonomics?

The study of efficiency op people in their working environment.

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Name 5 factors considered in ergonomics

  • Comfort
  • Safety
  • Weight
  • Size
  • Temperature
  • Light
  • Smell
  • Shape
  • Noise
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What is a working triangle?

The range of movement needed for a paticular task. e.g. In a car, all things needed while driving must be on the dash board or within reach from the drivers seat.

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Why are some products made adjustable?

So they suit a wider range of people and in some cases can be used for longer, e.g. bicycle seat, car seats.

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What are the five things considered in psychologic

  • Sight
  • Sound
  • Touch
  • Smell
  • Taste
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What are sociological factors concerned with?

People living and working together

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Name two sociological factors:

  • Safety
  • Disability
  • Access
  • Space
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