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Human factors and ergonomics throughout the lifespan

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posted on 02.09.2016, 10:44 authored by Sue HignettSue Hignett, Sharon CookSharon Cook, Martin MaguireMartin Maguire, Ellen Taylor
Designers of today’s environments face unprecedented challenges in accommodating an increasingly diverse population across characteristics of age, disability, ethnicity, gender alignment and religion to name but a few. Eliciting, and working to meet the associated population needs is achieved through the application of a Human Factors and Ergonomics (HFE) approach. This chapter will inform designers of the role of HFE within interior architecture with specific consideration of design challenges across the lifespan in promoting health and wellbeing. It will demonstrate how design can meet physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional needs over a variety of environments including: workplaces, schools, domestic settings, care homes, hospitals and transport.

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Health and Wellbeing for Interior Architecture

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1 - 1 (25)

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HIGNETT, S. ... et al., 2017. Human factors and ergonomics throughout the lifespan. IN: Kopec, D. (ed.) Health and Wellbeing for Interior Architecture. New York: Routledge, pp. 27-39.

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Routledge

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This work is made available according to the conditions of the Creative Commons Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivatives 4.0 International (CC BY-NC-ND 4.0) licence. Full details of this licence are available at: https://creativecommons.org/licenses/by-nc-nd/4.0/

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2017

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This is an Accepted Manuscript of a book chapter published by Routledge in Health and Wellbeing for Interior Architecture on 20th June 2017, available online: http://www.routledge.com/9781138206625. This is chapter three from the forthcoming book, Health and Wellbeing for Interior Architecture.

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9781138206625

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