Anthropometry and Ergonomics
Anthropometry and ergonomics are two important aspects of interior design that ensure a space is a comfortable and functional.
- In interior design, anthropometry and ergonomics are used to ensure that the spaces and products within them are designed to fit the human body and meet its physical needs. It uses this information to help create furniture that fits people’s bodies correctly; for example, making sure chairs have adequate seat depth so people can sit comfortably in them.
- Ergonomic principles are used to design spaces that are comfortable and safe for the people who use them.
- For example, in an office setting, ergonomic principles would be used to design a workstation that is adjustable to the individual user’s body size and posture, with a comfortable chair, keyboard and mouse placement, and appropriate lighting.
- Anthropometric data is collected from human body measurements and used to design spaces, products and furniture that fit the majority of users. This data includes information such as average body size, range of motion, which is used to determine the appropriate size and placement of items such as desks, chairs, and light switches.
Overall, anthropometry and ergonomics in interior design play an important role in creating spaces that are functional, comfortable and safe for the people who use them.