During my time at IID Bangalore, I had taken product ergonomics classes, I learnt about various human factors taken into considering while designing products products. As a final project, I have designed a workstation for Industrial designers .
Along side with this certification, I have also done user experience course from IDF to design user centric products.
Topics covered During the course
Ergonomic Workstation Design For Industrial Designers
Designers use multiple tools and devices in their workflow, which includes product sketching/digital sketching CAD modelling/rendering and 3D printing.The goal of the project is to design an ergonomic table for the designers to work effectively and reduce the musculoskeletal disorders, ,by considering anthropometry, reach and limitation of of human , visual field and visual obstruction.
Designers spend more hours doing this task, either as a hobby or as a profession, so it is important to to make the workstation ergonomic.
Some of the common task performed by designers on their workstation
3. Digital Rendering
4.CAD Modeling And Rendering
Based on the observation, here is the concept I have come up
Body Measurement and human factor to design the Product
The ensure that the product is fit for the use of the target users fit the product to use, people's capabilities and limitations are taken into account. Some of the factors kept into consideration in the current Designs are
2: Reach and Limitation of Human.
3: Visual Field and Visual obstruction.
4: Standard human body measurement.
Table Height and the cupboard height Design based on the body Measurement
The height of the table is set slight more than the knee height, the computer monitor is placed get the sitting eye height, which is one arm distance of the user.
The height of the cupboard is decided from the average standard height of the user, so that the user can comfortably access anything that is kept in the cupboard
Average Persons view angle and range
Based on the average persons range of view the monitor, keyboard and mouse is placed, so that any important device is not placed at the blind spot of the user.
Range of reach consideration
From the above research and body measurement reference the final dimensions of the table is finalised.