Ergonomics and anthropometrics

Ergonomics is the basic study and relationship between people, products and the environment in general. However anthropomenric is the study of different human measurements, that are taken to be applied to products

Ergonomics can be very important and beneficial to our every day lives and has been studied and worked on to the point where we doing even realize. It also helps improve productivity, if the job or task is physically hard or partially annoying this will decrease the productivity that worker will produce, If it is made and designed in an easier method then a worker will not be as hesitant on getting the job done faster. Another important thing would be that ergonomics ensure safety most of the time, as a lot of thought and detail has gone into designing the product so that it is as well as efficient for its use but also safe enough.

Anthropometric’s, This is important as it studies people’s size so that manufactures know what sizes and measurements to use for there product. It is important because if manufactures choose random measurements chances that the mass of the population would be able to use it would be low. So anthropometrics can more or less guarantee a suitable fit. However many people that are either very tall or short will still struggle o finding a descent size as the actually product is not structured for them.

An example of how ergonomics and anthropometics is used together is an office chair. Ergonomics would have to study a way to make the chair comfortable as people tend to spend many hours a day sitting. They would need to find a way to help relax the body so that no weight is being applied, it is not in the way of other furniture objects, and that no strains or painful things happen while using the chair. They should measure the back of the chair, the weight of it, how low the seat goes, the height and so on. Anthropometrics will measure a number amount of people and find the average, they will measure all the different body parts so that it can be applied. There job is to measure the people where as ergonomics measure the product according to the people.70b9fa7790a28901450de30bde3140bb

Effect on colour on interior and mood

Brown:  Brown is used as a relaxing comforting colour in a house, its the colour of nature  like trees, plants etc. It reminds us of chocolate, coffee and cakes. Because in many places brown is the colour of the earth so it gives a satisfaction of safety and stability.  Modern-Two-Bedroom-Apartment-Design-with-Brown-Color-e1311791155974

Black: black gives an elegant and sophisticated atmosphere in a room. People would be discouraged to use black as  it would block or change the lighting. if it is put on a light or neutral background color, everything which is black will stand out, you can get beautiful visions by using a black colour but do not use too much black, use it only to highlight certain things.

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Yellow: Yellow gives a very vibrant and colourful touch to a room. If used as a colour on a wall then a light yellow can give the effect of sunshine in your room, if a darker shade of yellow is used it may give a damp feeling.

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Red: Red can be used to give a stimulating effect, Red indicates threat so it can increase heart rate and blood.With a warmer shade you can feel very relaxed.A room with red can increase the level of passion, it is also known to increase appetite.

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Pink: Pink in a room can give a fresh feeling, even though in many countries it is a feminine colour. The actual effect of this colour is soothing and comfortable. Because many shades of pink are fresh and sweet it is combined as being a sweet colour.Favorite-Girls-Bedrooms-1

Green: Green is a cool color that symbolizes nature and the natural world.relieve stress and helps heal it also has the same calming qualities as blue. People with green environment do not go through as many stomach aches.

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Blue: It helps brings blood pressure down, however Dark blue has the opposite effect, evoking feelings of sadness. It has been show that people work more effectively in a blue surrounding.

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Purple: It is combined too look sophisticated and elegant. It has the ability to  evoke feelings of wisdom and royalty, it is a colour used to attract the eye as it stands out a a lot, it is said that people that wear purple do it to stand out.

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Orange: It gives out excitement,enthusiasm, energy and in general good vibes.this color is great for an exercise room, in the old days it was said that this colour helped increase energy levels.
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Crimson: This colour provokes anger and range after sitting in this colour surroundings for a long time. It should be avoided in main rooms, it will mess up the atmosphere in the house as it does not create a satisfying atmosphere.

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Shelve proportion

The shelve will be placed as a place to put decorations and ornaments as a display. Because the shelve is going to be placed for decoration it is not advised for people and especially the younger ones to be able to reach it and to only be accessed by using a chair or a very tall person.

We measured an equal amount of boys and girls to find the tallest and shortest students to get the most suitable height for the shelve to be placed. Our tallest person found was 1.97m and the shortest 1.49m, all together a total of 22 people where measured.

The wall itself is 2.45m so we decided that the mos suitable measurement would be to place the shelve at 2 meters so that there is space for a decent size ornament to be placed but at the same time even our tallest measurement will just be able to see above it.