Thursday, July 15, 2010

Ergonomics and Anthropometry Part 1

1) 1 of the setups is more comfortable than the other. For example, 1 has a much more comfortable chair, a very compatible laptop area and a spacious desk to do written work.

2)We have to consider the preferences of the people using the product and the needs for the product to work properly and efficiently. Basically the basic needs like a space for a laptop and a writing item is definitely needed. Other extra applications for the workplace could be items or improvements to make the work of the person easier, as shown in the video where the person is able to move his seat to a comfortable position.

3) These considerations are important because we need to meet the needs of the user for our product to be sellable. When people like our product, then people will buy it and we can earn money.

Thursday, July 1, 2010

My EQs

These are some questions which I have thought of :
1) Is being an elderly really a problem? (some elderlies do not really have difficulties)
2) Why do people focus so much on elderlies? Why not focus on the less fortunate more? Or the physically disabled?
3) Are the elderly having trouble coping and adapting to the new generation?
4) How do you get more people involved in the campaigns or activities to help the elderly?
5) Exactly how do we make the lives of the elderly easier and more fun?

My ranking :
My top 3 questions are : 3, 4 and 5
Question 3 : I chose this question because I believe some elderly are left out when it comes to computers and technology. Some people also get too into their games and other hobbies that they ignore the elderly and helping them.
Question 4 : I chose this because we need to get the elderly involved in other to help them and make their lives better.
Question 5 : I chose this because I feel this is the main point. To make the lives of the elderly fun and easy is the main reason of all the campaigns and activities organised. If we do not manage to make their lives better, then the activity or campaign would have failed already, so this is extremely important.