1. Comfort and Simplicity
THE LIBERTY CHAIR
WHITE - Height of chair is hard to adjust accordingly, difficult to accommodate movements of user
BLACK - Height of chair is easily adjustable to fit to the user's needs, leans back with user
2. Incorrect Height and Depth
THE M7 MONITOR ARM
WHITE - Computer screen position easily adjustable to fit user's eye level
BLACK - Computer screen fixed to table
3. Task Lighting
THE DIFFERENT LIGHT
WHITE - Height and brightness of lamp unable to adjust to user's needs
BLACK - Height and Brightness of lamp is easily adjustable to accommodate user's needs
4. Freedom of Movement
THE FREEDOM CHAIR
WHITE - Arm, head and back rests unadjustable and does not support back of user
BLACK - Arm, head and back rests moves to fit user's body movement
5. Prolonged Laptop Use
THE L2 LAPTOP HOLDER
WHITE - No laptop holder present, uncomfortable position after prolonged use
BLACK - Laptop holder height adjustable, allows user to multi-task.
6. Usable Desk Space
THE ACCESS RAIL
WHITE - Cluttered desktop, no space for work
BLACK - Railing contain protruding spaces to allow for organising of items on desk, computer monitor under the desk in compartment
Which workplace is preferred? State with reasons why one workplace is preferred over the other.
Calvin: Workplace 2. A organized table, the computer place is at the eye level. The ergonomic chair has a head rest and a arm rest. This is a comfortable working place.
Cheng Ngee:Workplace 2: The laptop holder is height-adjustable and it allows the user to multi-task using the access rail.
Guang Jun: Workplace 2. The different light can be adjusted to light up only the area you are working on.
Jonathan: Workplace 2. I prefer this workplace as it is very tidy. The workplace has the laptop holder which allows the user to use the laptop at the eyelevel.
Harsh: Workplace 2. The chair is highly adjustable and it suits the user needs. It is also easier to adjust the height and the arm rest seems good.
What are the considerations that should be taken into account when designing a workplace that is suitable for the user?
D: Average Height
E: Availability of space
F : Efficient working system
H: Colour patterns
Why do you think that Ergonomics is important when designing?
-------> Ergonomics effects the users comfort
-------->When designing products ergonomics will also help the designer to find out the peoples needs and the reason for using the product.
Ergonomics are generally improved products which suits the persons needs easier.
--------> Ergonomics will effect the products usability and its ability to manage space.