Ergonomics for the Layman: Applications in Design

1st Edition

Prabir Mukhopadhyay

CRC Press
September 13, 2019 Forthcoming
Reference - 152 Pages - 78 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9780367334994 - CAT# 319294

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This book explains the application of ergonomics in three different areas of design, namely product, space, and communication. The book is written in layman's language and provides examples so the reader can easily apply the principles to their designs.

This book is easy to understand for those without any background in science and technology. It provides a guide for designers from diverse fields ranging from product design to graphic design and shows how to apply the ergonomics principles in products ranging from hand-held products to bigger products. It explains the application of anthropometric dimensions, as well as how to design for different spaces ranging from bathrooms to cinema halls. It also focuses on the application of communication ranging from displays to graphic design and discusses selection of color as well.

This book is ideal for all design students, practicing designers in any field, design faculty, entry level engineering students, and anyone without science or technology background that is interested in exploring the field of ergonomics.


  • Explains the principles of ergonomics in "layman's language" complete with examples
  • Specifically written in such a way to make it easily understood for those not educated in the field
  • Shows how to apply the ergonomics principles in design
  • Provides an overview of the topic of ergonomics
  • Written in a story telling format