The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design, Revised Edition / Edition 1

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"If people are made safer, more comfortable, more eager topurchase, more efficient-or just plain happier-the designer hassucceeded."
-Henry Dreyfuss

Since the first printing of this landmark book in 1959, HenryDreyfuss Associates has kept this invaluable resource current andat the forefront of anthropometric research-this edition is noexception.

The Measure of Man and Woman provides up-to-date measurements andinformation for children, teenagers, adult men and women, and theelderly through its detailed text, convenient tabular material, and200 anthropometric drawings. Data and guidelines are also includedfor the visually and hearing-impaired, the wheelchair-bound, andothers who are differently abled. All measurements are presented inimperial and metric units and reflect people of sizes ranging fromthe 1st to 99th percentiles.

Special features of this revised edition include:
* Critical information on issues surrounding the digitalworkplace
* Measurements for ADA compliance
* A demo version of ErgoForms, an ergonomic CAD program onCD-ROM
* An introduction by Stephen B. Wilcox, PhD

In addition to human dimensions, The Measure of Man and Womanprovides rates of growth and ranges of motion for the waist, neck,limbs, and all other parts of the body relevant to the design ofobjects and spaces. Much of the material here is focused on thesafety issues that impact design, as well as environmental factorssuch as lighting, noise, temperature, color, and even radiation.Comprehensive coverage also includes practical information andmeasurements for designing corridors, ramps, bathroom facilities,and office workstations that comply with the Americans withDisabilities Act.

The Measure of Man and Woman is an invaluable reference forinterior designers, architects, product designers, and students ofthese disciplines, as well as industrial engineers.

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Editorial Reviews

An updated and expanded version of The Measure of Man, published by the Whitney Library of Design in 1959, this comprehensive reference for design professionals is based on data accumulated over more than 40 years by Henry Dreyfuss Associates, which used the collection to make product designs more successful. The volume, which has as its basis some 180 new anthropometric drawings, provides data embracing 98% of the adult population, and new information is provided regarding products and environments for infants, toddlers, youths, the elderly, and the differently abled. Work stations, displays, and controls used in electronic equipment and computers are also included. 12.5x9.25" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780471099550
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 12/28/2001
  • Edition description: Revised Edition
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 104
  • Sales rank: 523,956
  • Product dimensions: 9.10 (w) x 12.10 (h) x 0.50 (d)

Meet the Author

HENRY DREYFUSS ASSOCIATES, a leading New York design firm, has beena major developer of anthropometric data for more than seventyyears, gathering and publishing all the essential measurements ofthe human body and its relationship to the designedenvironment.
ALVIN R. TILLEY (1914-93), the firm's specialist in humanengineering for forty years, was recognized as one of the world'sforemost authorities on human factors. The compiler of the datapresented in this volume, Tilley was coauthor of Humanscale and amajor contributor to this book's predecessor, The Measure of Man.

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Table of Contents



Human Factors: A Brief History.

1. Anthropometry.

2. The Elderly.

3. Seating.

4. Residential Space Considerations.

5. Maintenance Access.

6. Safety at Work and at Home.

7. Vehicular Accommodation.

8. Displays.

9. Manual Controls.

10. The Environment.

Appendix A: Conversion Scales.

Appendix B: Abbreviations.

Appendix C: Anthropometric Terms.



Illustations: Anatomical Planes and Orientations.

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