Ergonomic Experimentation in the Architectural Design Process – Types of Test Environments

  • Agata BonenbergEmail author
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 600)


The purpose of an ergonomic experiment in the design of architecture is to adapt the designed environment to human dexterity, particularly taking into account people with impaired motor abilities or those with a vision impairment, the elderly, children and those with temporary disabilities. Depending on the test purpose and scale, one may conduct experiments in small scale test environments; e.g. an ergonomics laboratories, or in large scale environments: architectural mockups, show houses and experimental houses. There are many advantages to real-space experimentation in testing ergonomics of architectural spaces and interior designs, as opposition to experiments conducted with digital tools and virtual reality, which gain on popularity.


Ergonomic research Method Architectural design 


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Faculty of ArchitecturePoznan University of TechnologyPoznanPoland

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