Ergonomics for Children: Designing Products and Places for Toddlers to Teens

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Overview

Providing guidance on a broad range of issues for young children and adolescents, Ergonomics for Children: Designing Products and Places for Toddlers to Teens give you a deep understanding of how children develop and how these developmental changes can influence the design of products and places for children. Copiously illustrated with photos and other images, the book helps you quickly find answers to your questions, grasp concepts, and apply them.

Its subsections are organized to help you locate and understand the content you need. Edited by experts with contributions from an international panel, the book is both broad in coverage and international in perspective. The contributors review the ways in which children develop physically, perceptually, cognitively, and socially and then use this information to provide practical guidelines for the design of places and products for children.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780415304740
  • Publisher: CRC Press
  • Publication date: 6/27/2007
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 984
  • Product dimensions: 8.80 (w) x 11.10 (h) x 2.00 (d)

Table of Contents

Foreword by Nigel Corlett

INTRODUCTION
Introduction to this Book, R. Lueder and V. Rice with C.L. Bennett

CHILD ABILITIES AND HEALTH
Developmental Stages of Children, T. Brown and M. Beran
Child Anthropometry, B. Norris and S.A. Smith
Visual Ergonomics for Children, K.I. Fostervold and D.R. Ankrum
Hearing Ergonomics for Children: Sound Advice, N.L. Vause
Physical Development in Children and Adolescents and Age-Related Risks, R. Lueder and V. Rice
Physical Education and Exercises for Children, B.H. Boucher

INJURIES, HEALTH DISORDERS, AND DISABILITIES
Children and Injuries, V. Rice
Assistive Technologies for Children, R. Springer
Meeting the Needs of Disabled Children in Developing Countries, D. Werner

CHILDREN AND PRODUCT DESIGN
Designing Products for Children, V. Rice and R. Lueder
Supplement 11b: Children's Safety and Handguns, K. Jacobs, R. Lockhart, H.-Y. (Ariel) Chang
Children's Play with Toys, B.A. Torres
Book Bags for Children, K. Jacobs, R.Lockhart, H.-Y. (Ariel) Chiang, and M. O'Hara
Warnings: Hazard Control Methods for Caregivers and Children, M.J. Kalsher and M.S. Wogalter

CHILDREN AT HOME
Stairways for Children, J. Pauls
Child Use of Technology at Home, C.L. Bennett
Children in Vehicles, R. Lueder
Preventing Musculoskeletal Disorders for Youth Working on Farms, T.R. Waters

CHILDREN AND SCHOOL
Preschool and Day Care Design, L.E. Maxwell
Children and Handwriting Ergonomics, C. Burt and M. Benbow
School Furniture for Children, A. Hedge and R. Lueder
Child-Friendly User Interfaces in the Digital World, L. Hanna
Information and Communication Technology in Schools, C. Pollock and L. Strakker
Rethinking School Design: New Directions in Child Learning, D. Gulland and J. Phillips

CHILDREN AND PUBLIC PLACES
Designing Cities and Neighborhoods for Children, R. Lueder
Children and Wayfinding, G.L. Allen, R. Lueder, and V. Rice
Designing Museum Experiences for Children, J. Kennedy and M. Prager
Playground Safety and Ergonomics, A.G. Vredenburgh and I.B. Zackowitz
Author Biographies
Index/2007 1:58:04 PM

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