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The Measure of Man and Woman
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Preface 1 Introduction 3 Human Factors: A Brief History 9 Anthropometry 10 Measurement Systems 10 Sampling the Population 10 The Measurements 10 Percentiles 10 Human Variations 11 The Link System 28 Clothing Corrections 31 Work and Play Stations for Children 32 Illustrations Frequency Distribution Curve 11 The Measure of Infants 12, 13 The Measure of Toddlers 14 The Measure of Youths 15-21 The Measure of Man 22, 23 The Measure of Woman 24, 25 Proportional Differences Between Ethnic Groups 26 Head Measurements of Man and Woman 27 Angle Movements of Body Components 29, 30 Design Considerations for Children 32 The Elderly 33 Illustrations The Measure of the Elderly 34 Differently Abled People 35 Illustrations Symbols of Accessibility 35 Reach Factors for the Differently Abled 37 Design Considerations for the Differently Abled 39-41 Manual Controls for the Differently Abled 43 Seating 44 The Dining Chair 44 A Universal Work Chair 44 Seating Variations 44 Seating at Computer Stations for Men and Women 44 Classic Consoles for Men and Women 46 Illustrations Seating Variations 45 Visual Characteristics 47 Computer Stations for Man 48 Computer Stations for Woman 49 Classic Consoles for Man and Woman 50 Standing Consoles for Man and Woman 51 Residential Space Considerations 50 Bedrooms 50 Dining Spaces 50 Kitchen and Bathroom Layouts 50 Illustrations Measurements for Bedrooms 53 Measurements for Dining Areas 54 Measurements for Kitchens and Bathrooms 55 Maintenance Access 56 The Whole Body 56 The Appendages 56 Illustrations Maintenance Access (Whole Body) 57 Maintenance Access (The Appendages) 58 Safety at Work and at Home 57 Factory 57 Office 57 Home 60 Illustrations Stairs and Ladders 63, 64 Vehicular Accommodation 65 Constant Factors in Vehicular Seating 65 Agricultural and Industrial Equipment 65 Forces for Hand and Foot Controls 67 Illustrations Constant Factors in Vehicle Seating 66 The Strength of Man and Woman 68 Foot Measurements and Pedal Design 69 Anthropometry and Seating for Agriculture and Industry 70, 71 Displays 72 Circular Analog and Digital Displays 72 Circular Analog and Graphic Displays 72 Electronic Displays 72 Illustrations Analog and Digital Displays 72, 73 Manual Controls 74 Illustrations Hand Measurements of Man and Woman 75 Manual Controls 76, 77 Direction of Operation for Manual Controls 78 The Environment 79 Noise 79 Mechanical Vibration 80 Human vs. Machine 81 Motion 82 Temperatures 82 Chemical Hazards 83 Radiation Hazards 84 Colors 84 Lighting 86 Appendix 91 Conversion Scales 91 Abbreviations 92 Anthropometric Terms 93 Bibliography 95 Index 97 Illustrations Anatomical Planes and Orientations 94

About the Author

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 forty years, was recognized as one of the world's foremost authorities on human factors. The compiler of the data presented in this volume, Tilley was coauthor of Humanscale and a major contributor to this book's predecessor, The Measure of Man.

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