The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design by Alvin R. TilleyThe Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design by Alvin R. Tilley

The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design

byAlvin R. Tilley, Alvin R. Henry Dreyfuss Associates

Hardcover | December 31, 2001

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Human factors research impacts everything from the height of kitchen counters to the placement of automobile pedals to a book's type size. And in this updated and expanded version of the original landmark work, you'll find the research information necessary to create designs that better accommodate human need. Featuring more than 200 anthropometric drawings, this handbook is filled with all of the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. You'll also discover guidelines for designing for children and the elderly, for the digital workplace, and for ADA compliance. Measurements are in both English and metric units.
HENRY DREYFUSS ASSOCIATES, a leading New York design firm, has been a major developer of anthropometric data for more than seventy years, gathering and publishing all the essential measurements of the human body and its relationship to the designed environment. ALVIN R. TILLEY (1914–93), the firm's specialist in human engineering for ...
Title:The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in DesignFormat:HardcoverDimensions:104 pages, 12.2 × 9 × 0.6 inPublished:December 31, 2001Publisher:WileyLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0471099554

ISBN - 13:9780471099550

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Table of Contents

Preface.

Introduction.

Human Factors: A Brief History.

1. Anthropometry.

2. The Elderly.

3. Seating.

4. Residential Space Considerations.

5. Maintenance Access.

6. Safety at Work and at Home.

7. Vehicular Accommodation.

8. Displays.

9. Manual Controls.

10. The Environment.

Appendix A: Conversion Scales.

Appendix B: Abbreviations.

Appendix C: Anthropometric Terms.

Bibliography.

Index.

Illustations: Anatomical Planes and Orientations.