Friday, July 30, 2010

T3Wk5 Ergonomics and Anthropometry (The Elderly Challenge)

After what have been discussed in class about Ergonomics and Anthropometry,
look at the Elderly Challenge Project that you are working on.

Ask yourself the following questions:

1) Who are you designing for? Give a brief description of the target group.
2) What is the product that you are designing?
3) What are the design considerations when designing products for the elderly?

Use the Step 1 -4 guide for Anthropometry to help you in your design.

Step 1: Decide who you are designing for
Step 2: Decide which body measurements are relevant
Step 3: Decide whether you are designing for the extreme or the average
Step 4: Think about other human factors.

How to submit:
i) Rename the file: Index number_Name_Erg&Anthropometry (Initially filename should be Index number_Name_Guiding questions)
ii) Submit the file to the submit folder by 4th Aug 2010

Thursday, July 22, 2010

T3WK4 - Ergonomics (Product Description and Idea Trigger)

1) Take a picture of the product.

2) Post the picture and answer the questions as follows.

i) Describe the product. (Appearance, Color, Function, etc)

ii) What are the design considerations when designing this product?

iii) Would an elderly faced difficulty using this product? If yes, what are the difficulties that the elderly would face?

iv) What do you think can be done to improve on the design of the product to suit the elderly? (Sketch the improved design in your sketchbook and take a picture of it. Post the improved sketch at the end of your post.)

3) Once you have completed, comment on other student's post.

How to submit:
1) Name your title: Ergonomics (Product description and Idea Trigger)
2) Copy and paste your link in the comment below.

Tuesday, July 20, 2010

Practise (Google Sketch up)

Sketch the following in proportion using google sketchup within the shortest time.

How to submit:
1) Name the file: index no_Name_01, index no_Name_02, etc.
2) Submit into the submit folder.

HURRY! Prizes to be awarded on Wednesday! Only 3 prizes to be awarded.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

T3WK3- Ergonomics II

Answer the following questions.
1. What is Ergonomics?
2. What are the 5 aspects of Ergonomics?
3. For each aspects of Ergonomics, explain with an example of a product that is designed for the elderly, how the product meet that particular aspect of Ergonomics.

How to submit:
1. Submit your answers in your Personal ADMT blog.
2. Name your post: Ergonomics II
3. Copy and paste the url in the comment below.

15th July 2010

T3WK3 - Ergonomics I

The above shows 2 different setup of a workplace.
1. Compare the 2 different workplaces, state your observations.
2. Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
3. What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
4. Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?

How to submit:
1. Submit your answers in your Personal ADMT blog.
2. Name your post: Ergonomics I
3. Copy and paste the url in the comment below.