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

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Overview

Human factors research impacts everything from the height of kitchen counters to the placement of automobile pedals to a book's type size. And in this updated and expanded version of the original landmark work, you'll find the research information necessary to create designs that better accommodate human need. Featuring more than 200 anthropometric drawings, this handbook is filled with all of the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. You'll also discover guidelines for designing for children and the elderly, for the digital workplace, and for ADA compliance. Measurements are in both English and metric units.

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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 (booknews.com)
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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: 333,246
  • 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 been a major developer of anthropometric data for more than seventy years, gathering and publishing all the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment.
ALVIN R. TILLEY (1914-93), the firm's specialist in human engineering for forty years, was recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on human factors. The compiler of the data presented in this volume, Tilley was coauthor of Humanscale and a major contributor to this book's predecessor, The Measure of Man.

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

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.

Bibliography.

Index.

Illustations: Anatomical Planes and Orientations.

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