Ergonomics in Design for All (EinDfA)

Officers

Chair
Arch. ISABELLA TIZIANA STEFFAN
Studio Steffan-Design and Research,
Milano
Email: info@studiosteffan.it
 

Co-Chair
Dr. and Emeritus Researcher of AIST KEN SAGAWA
AIST – National institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology
Email: sagawa-k@aist.go.jp

Executive

Dr. ANDREW PETERSEN

Well

Queensland, Australia,

Email: ajp.phd.jp@gmail.com

Why a TC on Ergonomics and Design for All?

Human factors or Ergonomics is applied every day to improve the design and functioning of systems (products, services, environments) that people interact with. The IEA, as the official voice of the Ergonomics discipline, should express its views, opinions and expertise regarding this crossing and strategical field of application of ergonomics.
Design for All (called also Universal Design or Inclusive Design) is a transversal design approach that can be applied to communication systems, environments, public services and fast-moving consumer goods, so that each environment/product can be used by as broad a range of population as possible. It tends to identify a person-centred design, not a design for categories of people, that includes also the unexpressed needs of the broadest possible number of people, as well as their expectations, through a participatory process involving final users and decision-makers.
Real people/ users, are very different from each other’s, all of them should be considered and involved since the beginning of the process.
The TC on EinDfA can become the reference point for practitioners and researchers in the fields of ergonomics and design for industry and for users.
The TC will serve the needs of practicing ergonomists who are concerned with user interaction of environments, products, services show the effectiveness of the application of ergonomics knowledge and ergonomics principles to designers and demonstrate the importance and benefits of implementing ergonomics in the design for All process to any stakeholders (such as public institutions, public and private companies and their managers, etc).

 

Objectives

1. To promote ergonomics in the process of Design for All (called also Universal Design or Inclusive Design)
– To improve and increase the ergonomics knowledge for application in Design for All
– To promote basic and applied ergonomic research as well as best ergonomic practice within the domain of Design for All

2. To promote global collaboration among members and organizations within the field of Design for All
– To facilitate cross-disciplinary communication among professionals all over the world with an interest in Design for All
– To improve the relationship between ergonomists and other actors involved in Design for All architects and engineers, product designers, interaction designers, marketers, stake holders, real users, firms, etc.

 

Domains of Interest

The main domains of interest of the TC on EinDfA are:

1. Ergonomic role and contribution for involvement of real users in the design process:
– development of methods/methodologies for incorporating ergonomics in the design process
– implementation of ergonomic knowledge;

2. Ergonomic knowledge on human abilities and design goals:
– human abilities: sensory, physical, cognitive, emotional
– design goals: usability, accessibility, comfort, global and cultural user experiences, etc.

3. Application in all fields of design:
– urban design, transportation, architecture, interior design, product design, graphic design, communication design, ICT, tools, devices, web, computing, signage, etc.

 

Organizational Structure

The Technical Committee is a peer group of researchers, practitioners and educators without a hierarchical substructure.
Click below to download the list of TC members:

Download PDF

 

Achievements

Since 2006: Many events at regional/national/international level (e.g. round tables and Special Sessions within the Italian national Congresses)

February 2012: two talks on “Ergonomics and Design for All” (Tosi, F., Steffan, I.T.) and “Sustainability and accessibility: the Design for All approach” (Steffan, I.T) at the IEA World Congress Recife, Brazil.These papers have been published on Work. A Journal of Prevention, Assessment and Rehabilitation, n.41, supplement 1/2012, IOS Press, USA and can be accessed at: http://content.iospress.com/search?q=steffan&published_between=&from_year=&to

August 2015: one special session on “Ergonomics and Design for All” (A. Kong, J. Long, A. Petersen, I. Steffan, F. Tosi) and one talk on “Innovation and creativity in Design for All” (I.Steffan) were held at the 19th IEA World Congress Melbourne, AustraliaThese papers can be accessed at http://ergonomics.uq.edu.au/iea/proceedings/Index_files/papers/2018.pdf; and http://ergonomics.uq.edu.au/iea/proceedings/Index_files/papers/887.pdf

References

European Commission, Employment, Social Affairs and Equal Opportunities DG (2010) Standardisation mandate to CEN, CENELEC and ETSI to include “design for all” in relevant standardisation initiatives, M473.

Gheerawo R., Eikhaug O., (2010) “Innovating with people – The business of Inclusive Design” The Norwegian Design Council, Oslo, Norway.

Preiser, Wolfgang (2010) Universal Design handbook McGraw Hill, New York.

Steffan, I.T – edited by – (2014) “Design for All – The project for everyone. Methods, tools, applications. First part”, pp.249, (http://www.maggiolieditore.it/ebook/tecnica/design-for-all-the-project-for-everyone-first-part.html) Ed. Maggioli, Santarcangelo di Romagna (Rimini)

Steffan, I.T – edited by – (2014) “Design for All – The project for everyone. Methods, tools, applications. Second part”, pp.234, (http://www.maggiolieditore.it/ebook/tecnica/design-for-all-the-project-for-everyone-second-part.html) Ed. Maggioli, Santarcangelo di Romagna (Rimini)

Steffan, I.T – guest editor -(2014) “Design for All” Newsletter n.10 Vol. 9 del Design for All Institute of India, pp.280, Ed. Shri L.K. Das Former Head Industrial Design Center, Indian Institute of Technology New Delhi (INDIA), http://www.designforall.in/newsletter.html

Various authors, (2007) “Proceedings of the 2nd Conference of International Association for Universal Design (IAUD) in Kyoto”, IAUD Tokyo, Japan.

 

Action Plan

Activities Description Responsible Milestones
/Timeline
Deliverable
/Timeline
Organize parallel sessions/workshops for the IEA World Congress in 2018 – Florence, Italy Planning and review of session proposals Chair and co-chair According to congress specifications 2016-2018
Organize parallel sessions/workshops for the IEA World Congress in 2021 – Vancouver, Canada Planning and review of session proposals Chair and co-chair According to congress specifications 2019-2021
Editing newsletter 3 newsletters per year are planned and send via mail to people interested in this issue Chair Articles/news to be gathered by middle of February, June, October March, July, November

 

Members

IEA Design for All and Ergonomics Technical Committee ‐ List of members (as of April 30th 2020)

There are currently three active members of the executive of the IEA Design for All and Ergonomics TC (see above).

The following members have given their permission to be listed below

 

 

Name

Country

Affiliation– Role

 

ALFONSETTI Federico, Dr. Arch.

 

 

ITALY

 

EasyReading Multimedia Srl

http://www.easyreading.it/

roles: chair

 

ATTAIANESE Erminia, Arch.  

ITALY

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani

Researcher and Professor,Università degli studi di Napoli federico II, Dipartimento di Architettura; LEAS Lab of Applied Ergonomics

BAGNATO Emma, Dr.ssa  

ITALY

 

 

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani

 

 

 

 

BAPTISTA JACINTO Rita, Arch. Dr.

 

PORTUGAL Lisbon City Council

Roles: Programme Manager, Ergonomist, at the Pedestrian Accessibility Plan

BELL Alison, Dr. (Certified Professional Ergonomist)

 

AUSTRALIA

 

HFESA: Human Factors & Ergonomics Association of Australia

https://www.ergonomics.org.au/

roles: HFESA rep on the Australian Occupational Health & Safety Education Accreditation Board

personal affiliation: University of Wollongong

 

BELLANI Michele, Dr. ITALY  

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/

 

BIGAZZI Riccardo, Dr.  

ITALY

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/
BOWMAN Richard

 

AUSTRALIA

 

 

HFESA – Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of Australia – Member

https://www.ergonomics.org.au/

IEA STF Committee – Chair

Intertile Research Pty Ltd

 

BRINGOLF Jane, Dr

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Chair, Centre for Universal Design Australia

Web: http://universaldesignaustralia.net.au

Other affiliations:

Member AAATE (Association for the Advancement of Assistive Technology Europe)

Member Association of Consultants in Access, Australia

Member ARATA (Australian Rehabilitation and Assistive Technology Association)

Member ANUHD (Australian Network for Universal Housing Design)

BRISCHETTO Alessia, Dott.ssa  

ITALY

 

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani

Laboratory of Ergonomics and Design (LED), Department of Architecture (DIDA), Firenze

CAON Maurizio,  Prof. Dr.

 

 

SWITZERLAND

 

 

University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland

 

DION Betty Canada  

Founder and Past President, The Global Alliance on Accessible Technologies and Environments. www.gaates.org

President, Betty Dion Enterprises Ltd. www.bdel.com

 

DUFFETT  Alan, Mr.  

AUSTRALIA

 

Senior Ergonomist
Improvement Programs & Specialist Services , WorkSafe Victoria
DUGUÉ Bernard, Dr. FRANCE Member of SELF- Société d’Ergonomie de Langue Française

http://ergonomie-self.org/

 

President of CREE- Centre for Registration of European Ergonomist

https://www.eurerg.eu/

Researcher and Professor in ergonomics, Bordeaux-INP

EDWIN Marion NEW ZEALAND  

Director/Principal Ergonomist, Optimise Limited (ergonomics consultancy)

Current Chairperson, Human Factors and Ergonomics Society of New Zealand

 

FEIGUSH Gregorio, Ing. ITALY Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/

 

personal affiliation: SEL Consulting S.r.l.

 

FROYEN, Hubert, em. prof. architect

 

BELGIUM  

Hasselt University, Facult. of Arch.

Guest professor Universal Design

UDWoonlabo. Universal Design Living Lab for Housing & Accommodation

Research Associate

 

FROHM Jorgen, Dr.

 

SWEDEN

 

 

EHSS – Ergonomi och Human Factors Sällskapet Sverige

Member of the Swedish board

 

personal affiliation: Swedish Transport Administration

GOMES José Orlando, Dr.

 

BRAZIL

 

 

Board member of the Brazilian Ergonomics Association

www.abergo.org.br

Board member of ULAERGO

Professor of Ergonomics, Cognitive Systems

Engineering, Resilience Engineering, at Federal University

of Rio de Janeiro

HELLAND Magne, Mr.

 

NORWAY

 

 

Docent / Optometrist

Faculty of Health Sciences, Department of Optometry and Visual Science

 

 

HOMEM DE GOUVEIA, Pedro, Arch.

 

PORTUGAL

 

City of Lisbon

roles: division chief, Pedestrian Accessibility Plan

Personal affiliation:

UIA – Architecture for All WG –National representative

ITOH Nana, Dr.  (Ph.D.)

 

 

JAPAN

 

 

 

Member of JES- Japan Ergonomics Society

www.ergonomics.jp/

Senior researcher at National institute of Advanced Industrial Science and Technology (AIST)

Human Informatics Research Institute,
Sensory and Perceptual Information Design Research

Group

 

JIMÉNEZ Delfín, Arch. Dr.

 

SPAIN

 

Personal affiliation: EQAR, SL

(architectural accessibility consultancy)

 

 

 

LODER Nicholas, B. Arch.

(M. Built Environment)

 

 

 

 

NSW AUSTRALIA

 

Senior Project Officer

Technical Standards, Operational Policy and Standards

NSW Land and Housing Corporation

 

Personal affiliations:

Chair, NSW Branch Committee, Australasian Housing Institute (Affordable Housing)

LONG Jennifer, Dr.

 

AUSTRALIA

 

Past President of HFESA

personal affiliation: Australia Jennifer Long Visual Ergonomics, Katoomba

School of Optometry and Vision Science, University of New South Wales

LONGHI  DE OLIVEIRA

Suelyn Maria, Arch. and Dr.

 

BRAZIL

 

 

Personal affiliation

Federal University of technology of Parana – UTFPR

 

MARINO Sonia, Arch.  

ITALY

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/

personal affiliation: Architect, President Integronomia – EIS ergonomics innovation sustainability

MASALI Melchiorre, Prof. Honorary member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani

 

(retired professor still active in)

Dept. of Life Sciences and System Biology

 

MORA Cristina Prof. Eng.

 

ITALY

 

Associate Professor at University of Bologna

 

OCCHIPINTI Enrico, Dr. Eur-Erg

 

ITALY

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/

 

Professor at School of Occupational Health-University of Milano (IT)- Research Unit EPM (Ergonomics of Posture and Movement)

 

 

 

PENZ Hans-Jürgen,  Arch. /Dr/ etc

 

 

GERMANY

 

DGUV-Sachgebiet
„Barrierefreie Arbeitsgestaltung“roles: Head of subject area

Statuary Insurance; Company

 

 POMPEU Nathália BRAZIL  

Universidade Federal Fluminense

 

RINALDI Alessandra, Arch.

 

ITALY

 

Member of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/

Professor of Industrial Design at Department of Architecture, University of Florence

SIRGE Triinu, Eur.Erg.  

ESTONIA

 

Ergoway OÜ www.ergoway.ee  Estonian Ergonomics company, founder and CEO

University of Tartu, PhD student

NPO ErgoEst, Estonian Ergonomics Society, member

Finnish Ergonomics Society, member

 

SPITERI Joseph, Dr.

 

MALTA

 

Commission for the Rights of Persons with Disability (Malta)

https://crpd.org.mt/

roles: (Consultant)

University of Malta, Faculty for the Built

 

 

STEWART Tom (Mr)

 

 

UK

 

Founder System Concepts (www.system-concepts.com)

Deputy Chair Council for Work and Health (https://www.councilforworkandhealth.org.uk)

Former President CIEHF

 

 

TOSI Francesca, Arch.

 

ITALY Past President of SIE- Società Italiana di Ergonomia e Fattori Umani www.societadiergonomia.it/

Professor of Industrial Design at Department of Architecture, University of Florence

 

WEBER Harald, Dr.  (PhD)  

GERMANY

 

Member of the Gesellschaft für Arbeitswissenschaft (GfA)

www.gesellschaft-fuer-arbeitswissenschaft.de

Personal Affiliation: Institut für Technologie und Arbeit (ITA) e.V.

WHITNEY Gill, Mrs. UK Associate Professor, Department of Computer Science, Middlesex University

personal affiliation:

Member of IET – Institution of Engineering and Technology;

Senior Fellow Higher Education Academy ;

Expert of ANEC: The European consumer voice in standardisation;

Member of British Standards Consumer and Public Interest Network

 

TOP