Design for Ergonomics

  • Francesca Tosi

Part of the Springer Series in Design and Innovation book series (SSDI, volume 2)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxvi
  2. Ergonomics and Design—Design for Ergonomics

  3. The Components of Interaction Between People and Systems

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 183-183
    2. Francesca Tosi
      Pages 185-215
    3. Francesca Tosi
      Pages 217-231
  4. Project Problems and Intervention Criteria

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 299-299
    2. Francesca Tosi
      Pages 297-328
  5. Back Matter
    Pages 349-370

About this book


This book focuses on the global quality of the design of systems that people interact with during their work activities and daily lives; a quality that involves the globality of people’s experience – physical, sensory, cognitive and emotional. It presents a concise and structured overview of the ergonomic approach to planning, and of methodological and operational tools from ergonomic research that can more directly and concretely contribute to the design process. The book also explores physical ergonomics and cognitive ergonomics, which are essential components of design culture. The final section addresses the main design problems and intervention criteria regarding the design of environments, products and equipment, as well as the design of communication, training and learning interface systems based on digital technologies. The book is chiefly intended for designers and anyone interested in the methods, tools and opportunities for in-depth analysis and development that ergonomics can offer regarding the conception, production and testing of products, environments and services, whether physical or virtual. It also offers a learning resource for professionals and students in Industrial Design and Planning.


Human-Centered Design User Experience Human Factors Industrial Design Design Thinking User-centered approach Design-Driven Innovation cognitive ergonomics

Authors and affiliations

  • Francesca Tosi
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Architecture (DIDA)University of FlorenceFlorenceItaly

Bibliographic information

  • DOI
  • Copyright Information Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2020
  • Publisher Name Springer, Cham
  • eBook Packages Engineering Engineering (R0)
  • Print ISBN 978-3-030-33561-8
  • Online ISBN 978-3-030-33562-5
  • Series Print ISSN 2661-8184
  • Series Online ISSN 2661-8192
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