Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Ergonomics 2

Definition: Ergonomics is the study of people's efficiency in their work environment.
The 5 aspects of Ergonomics are:Safety, Comfort, Easy to use, Productivity/Performance, Aesthetics

A safe product would be one that can be used without harm to the user.
A comfortable product would be one that can be used to help make the user more comfortable, for example, a char that lets the user adjust the height of the arm-rest.
A easy product to use would be one that does not require the user to study the user manuel to use the product. It should be usable with minimal instructions.
A productive product would be one which can be used to enhance the efficiency of the user.
Aesthetics refers to how nicely the product is decorated.


The first recommendation is that there must be housing for the elderly. A large choice is needed for the elderly to choose from. Some of the factors affecting the type of house they choose include how many people they live in and how much they are willing to spend.

The second recommendation is that places should be elderly accessible. Places should be elderly friendly, free of obstacles like stairs. This is so for the elderly to move around on their own without having to be accompanied by care givers.

The third recommendation is that there should be adequate care for the elderly. The report states that there should be more healthcare and other services for them. This is to allow the elderly to live on their own.

The fourth recommendation is that there should be opportunities for the elderly. The elderly need activities in order to stay active.

HDB should work with sellers to offer reverse mortgage schemes for the elderly.
HDB should also lease flats out at commercial value to provide another option for the elderly to derive income from their homes to make ends meet at old age.
We can help when we grow up by renting flats to elderly at lower prices and renting flats from elderly for higher prices.

We can give up our seats to any elderly on public transport, help them across the road if they need help, and also help them if they fall down.

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

T3WK3 - Ergonomics I

Workplace 1 is more cluttered and the worker topples things over when he tries to move around to do his work. The chair is uncomfortable and is not adjustable. The monitor is also not adjustable and quite far from the worker. Workplace 2 is neat. The monitor is also adjustable and can be moved further or closer from the worker. All his things are arranged neatly. His chair is adjustable and the arm rests can move up or down easily. It also allows the user to lean back. His workplace is also simple and does not have very complicated equipment.

Workplace 2 is preferred. It is neater and allows the user to work with ease.

The workplace should be simple and allow the user to work and not focus on using the equipment. The chair should be comfortable and adjustable. The monitor should also not strain the user as the user uses the computer for a lot of their work.

It is important to ensure workers work efficiently. Even if the workplace is more expensive, it allows the worker to do his work more efficiently and finish his work on time.

Monday, January 18, 2010

Mind map

Definition of Art, Design, Media, Technology

Art: expressing human feeling through drawing
Design:a plan of a structure
Media:a form of communication
Technology: electronics that make our life easier by helping us to do things