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What is Visual Ergonomics?
Visual ergonomics is the multidisciplinary science concerned with understanding human visual processes and the interactions between humans and other elements of a system. Visual ergonomics applies theories, knowledge and methods to the design and assessment of systems, optimizing human well-being and overall system performance. Relevant topics include, among others: the visual environment, such as lighting; visually demanding work and other tasks; visual function and performance; visual comfort and safety; optical corrections and other assistive tools.
A description of the how the definition was developed is included in a Letter to the Editor published in Applied Ergonomics: “A definition of visual ergonomics”, available online 8 April 2014.
An easy-to-read article explaining the practical implications of visual ergonomics was developed by this Technical Committee and published in WORK (2014): 47: 419-420. Download a copy of the article.
What are some of the domains of interest of visual ergonomics?
- Visually demanding work tasks and leisure activities
- The human visual system and perception
- Environmental conditions e.g. illumination, indoor air quality
- Optometry and ophthalmology, e.g. vision corrections for people with normal vision and vision impairment, ageing vision, visual fatigue
- Visual displays and information design
- Workstation design, visual comfort and musculoskeletal disorders
What are the objectives of the Visual Ergonomics Technical Committee?
The objectives of the Visual Ergonomics Technical Committee are to:
- Facilitate international cross-disciplinary communication and collaboration among professionals with an interest in Visual Ergonomics
- Promote basic and applied ergonomic research within the domain of visual ergonomics
- Promote best ergonomics practice within the domain of Visual Ergonomics so that comfortable, safe and efficient work and
- Encourage high standards within academic and practical Visual Ergonomics education
The Technical Committee is a peer group of researchers, practitioners and educators without a hierarchical substructure.
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February 2012: Two Visual Ergonomics parallel sessions and one joint session with Work With Computing Systems were delivered at the IEA World Congress Recife, Brazil (13 oral presentations).
March 2014: A special Visual Ergonomics edition of WORK: A journal of prevention, assessment and rehabilitation was published, and includes 15 articles related to visual ergonomics from authors in Australia, Scandinavia, the USA and Canada. The edition can be accessed at
August 2015: Two visual ergonomics parallel sessions were delivered at the IEA World Congress in Melbourne, Australia (6 oral presentations and 5 posters). These papers can be accessed at https://iea.cc/congress/2015.html
August 2018: Four visual ergonomics parallel sessions were delivered at the IEA World Congress in Florence, Italy (18 oral presentations and 1 poster). Selected written papers are published in https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-96059-3
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2015 Annual Report for Visual Ergonomics
Election of TC Officers at IEA2018, Florence, Italy
Announcement: Election of TC officers at the TC meeting during the triennial IEA 2018 world congress in Florence, ITA (exact room and dates will be published soon). For information about the Congress, see: http://www.IEA2018.org
|Organize the special issue of International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics||Reviewing the papers submitted to the special issue||Chair and executive committee||2018-2019||2018-2019|
|Organize parallel sessions 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|
https://www.sciencedirect.com/journal/international-journal-of-industrial-ergonomics/special-issue/10G2JJTW6KJ IJIE special issue- Advances in visual ergonomics
http://content.iospress.com/journals/work/47/3 (Visual Ergonomics special edition)
http://content.iospress.com/journals/work/41/Supplement%201 for the IEA2012 congress papers.
https://link.springer.com/book/10.1007/978-3-319-96059-3 for the IEA 2018 papers related to visual ergonomics