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Designing for Safety: Human Factors in Product Testing Beverley Norris

Designing for Safety: Human Factors in Product Testing

Beverley Norris

Published October 1st 2004
ISBN : 9780415243322
Hardcover
240 pages
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Designers and developers need a clear understanding of the ergonomics underlying product safety, and should equally understand the methods and techniques of safety evaluation. Product safety is increasingly being seen as an issue to be formalized inMoreDesigners and developers need a clear understanding of the ergonomics underlying product safety, and should equally understand the methods and techniques of safety evaluation. Product safety is increasingly being seen as an issue to be formalized in the design process. Designing Safety into Products covers the basic issues of current consumer safety, ergonomics and consumer product design, ergonomics and safety, and key methods and techniques for incorporating ergonomics into the design process. A series of case studies is presented to illustrate these methods. The steps to be followed in a typical evaluation process are set out, along with the methods that can be used, providing a tool for those wishing to evaluate the ergonomics and safety aspects during product development. This serves as an introduction for ergonomics and product design and presents a review of hands-on methods. Students of product design should find this a practical textbook.