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Key words and definitions.

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Aesthetics
A word used to describe the visual appearance of a design. This includes details about the texture, colour, visual weight and proportion.
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Anthropometrics
The measurement of people to gather statistics on things such as height, limb size and weight. The Information is used to design products in proportion to the intended people.
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BSI
The British Standards Institute, a government organisation that checks the safety of products in the United Kingdom.
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Ergonomics
The study of how people and products interact. Good ergonomics make a product easy to use.
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The 6 R's
Reduce, Reuse, Recycle, Repair, Rethink and Refuse.
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Analysis
The study of a product or a system in order to find its strengths and weaknesses. Using this, designers can evaluate their design and decide what to improve.
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CAM
Computer Aided Manufacturing
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CIM
Computer Integrated Manufacturing
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CNC
Computer Numerically Controlled
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CAD
Computer Aided Design
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The measurement of people to gather statistics on things such as height, limb size and weight. The Information is used to design products in proportion to the intended people.

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The study of how people and products interact. Good ergonomics make a product easy to use.

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