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Supporting the design of office layout meeting ergonomics requirements
Published Date November 2007, Vol.38(6):781–790, doi:10.1016/j.apergo.2006.10.003 Author
ErgoUnit, School of Mechanical Engineering, National Technical University of Athens, Heroon Polytechniou 9, Zografou GR-15780, Greece
Received 2 June 2005. Accepted 24 October 2006. Available online 26 December 2006.
This paper proposes a method and an information technology tool aiming to support the ergonomics layout design of individual workstations in a given space (building). The proposed method shares common ideas with previous generic methods for office layout. However, it goes a step forward and focuses on the cognitive tasks which have to be carried out by the designer or the design team trying to alleviate them. This is achieved in two ways: (i) by decomposing the layout design problem to six main stages, during which only a limited number of variables and requirements are considered and (ii) by converting the ergonomics requirements to functional design guidelines. The information technology tool (ErgoOffice 0.1) automates certain phases of the layout design process, and supports the design team either by its editing and graphical facilities or by providing adequate memory support.