Design, Environment and Ergonomics

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  • Created by: Beth Dion
  • Created on: 19-08-13 11:43
3 R's
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle
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What does Reduce mean?
Designers and manufactures aim to reduce the amount of materials and energy used in manufacturing a product and the amount of energy it will use in its lifetime.
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What does Reuse mean?
Designers and manufactures will aim to ensure that materials and components that have already been used can be used again in a new product.
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What does Recycle mean?
Designers and manufacturers aim to ensure that products can be recycled.
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What are Ergonomics?
It is the study of the interaction between the human body, products, systems and the environment.
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How do ergonomics influence design?
It is a critical factor in the success of a product. If they are uncomfortable for a user, they will be unpopular with consumers. There are many factors that influence ergonomics. These are: Colour, Lighting, Comfort and Sound
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What are Anthropometrics?
Involves using body sizes to improve ergonomics in products,systems and environments.
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What is 50th percentile?
the averae or most common anthropometric measurements from a sample.
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What is 95th Percentile?
The upper limiting anthropometric measurement.
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Designers and manufactures aim to reduce the amount of materials and energy used in manufacturing a product and the amount of energy it will use in its lifetime.

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