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Ergonomic Evaluation on Hand Tools

Muhammad Syafiq, Syed Mohamed and Adi, Saptari (2011) Ergonomic Evaluation on Hand Tools. Project Report. UTeM, Melaka, Malaysia. (Submitted)

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Abstract

The perception of products in terms of ergonomics, usability and beauty remains to be important issues in product design. A positive impression must be made for consumers; therefore understanding how products aesthetics are perceived by consumers is a significant problem for product designers. Apart from being visually appealing, the product must satisfy ergonomic and usability requirements as the design of hand tools may alleviate the occurence of upper limb musculoskeletal disorders. In this study, the perception of ergonomics, usability and aesthetics were evaluated for an existing hand tool (Rl) and a proposed design (R2). Questions related to ergonomics, usability and aesthetics were combined to form a survey. A sample of 50 UTeM undergraduate students were chosen as the respondents. The results indicated that Rl was rated less visually appealing than the new design, R2. Participants perceived the new design, R2 to be more ergonomic and usable than Rl .

Item Type: Monograph (Project Report)
Uncontrolled Keywords: Tools -- Design and construction, Human engineering
Subjects: T Technology > T Technology (General)
T Technology > TJ Mechanical engineering and machinery
Divisions: Library > Projek Jangka Panjang / Pendek > FKP
Depositing User: Nor Aini Md. Jali
Date Deposited: 16 May 2014 01:55
Last Modified: 28 May 2015 04:23
URI: http://eprints.utem.edu.my/id/eprint/12288

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