What do 'ergonomics' and 'anthropometrics' mean?

In this lesson, we will focus on understanding the meaning of 'anthropometrics' and 'ergonomics'. Through understanding these terms, you'll know why they are so important for designers.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Most products you buy are made for the 'average sized' person.

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Q2.Custom made or bespoke products are made based upon the size of a specific client.

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Q3.Ergonomically designed products might be more expensive.

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Q4.Anthropometrics means 'human measurements'.

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Quiz:

Intro quiz - Recap from previous lesson

Before we start this lesson, let’s see what you can remember from this topic. Here’s a quick quiz!

Q1.Most products you buy are made for the 'average sized' person.

1/4

Q2.Custom made or bespoke products are made based upon the size of a specific client.

2/4

Q3.Ergonomically designed products might be more expensive.

3/4

Q4.Anthropometrics means 'human measurements'.

4/4

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Quiz:

What do ‘ergonomics’ and ‘anthropometrics’ mean?

Please select the correct true or false response for each question now you have finished the lesson.

Q1.Anthropometrics means 'considerations that lead to the design of a product that functions well and is optimised for human use and interaction'.

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Q2.'Anthropos' is a Greek word and it means 'human'

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Q3.When anthropometric data is collected, data from the top and bottom 5% is not included in the 90% average that is used to design a 'product for all'.

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Q4.Ergonomically designed products should be enjoyable to use.

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This quiz includes images that don't have any alt text - please contact your teacher who should be able to help you with an audio description.

Quiz:

What do ‘ergonomics’ and ‘anthropometrics’ mean?

Please select the correct true or false response for each question now you have finished the lesson.

Q1.Anthropometrics means 'considerations that lead to the design of a product that functions well and is optimised for human use and interaction'.

1/4

Q2.'Anthropos' is a Greek word and it means 'human'

2/4

Q3.When anthropometric data is collected, data from the top and bottom 5% is not included in the 90% average that is used to design a 'product for all'.

3/4

Q4.Ergonomically designed products should be enjoyable to use.

4/4

Lesson summary: What do 'ergonomics' and 'anthropometrics' mean?

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