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Ergonomics in Fashion Design

A Laypersons' Approach

  • Focuses on ergonomic issues such as dimensions, thermoregulation, etc

  • Written exclusively on the application of ergonomics in fashion, lifestyle, and accessory design

  • Written in a simple and concise manner without the use of technical jargon

Part of the book series: Design Science and Innovation (DSI)

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Table of contents (6 chapters)

  1. Front Matter

    Pages i-xxi
  2. Introduction to Fashion Ergonomics

    • Prabir Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 1-10
  3. Fashion Ergonomics in Different Context

    • Prabir Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 49-67
  4. Fashion Ergonomics Exercises with Guidelines

    • Prabir Mukhopadhyay
    Pages 69-71

About this book

This volume discusses the relevance of different ergonomic principles in fashion, lifestyle, and accessory design. Written in a simple and concise language, the book makes the subject interesting to those unfamiliar with the technicalities in ergonomics. The contents provide a broad overview of the relevance of ergonomics in fashion design, and touches upon the systems aspects of ergonomics in fashion design. It also includes ergonomic issues like dimensions, adornment of different body parts, thermoregulation through clothing. The volume highlights the application of ergonomics in different domains of fashion (sports, medicine, etc) followed by ergonomic issues in fashion designing for elderly and the disabled. Ergonomic issues in fashion design for different context like crowded places, mass transportation etc are also discussed. This volume will be of interest to those in academia and industry alike. 

Keywords

  • Design
  • Fashion
  • Ergonomics
  • Dynamicity
  • Anthropometry

Authors and Affiliations

  • Faculty in Design Discipline, Indian Institute of Information Technology, Design and Manufacturing, Jabalpur, India

    Prabir Mukhopadhyay

About the author

Prabir Mukhopadhyay holds a B.Sc. Honours degree in Physiology and an M.Sc. degree in Physiology with specialisation in Ergonomics and Work Physiology from Calcutta University, India. He holds a Ph.D. in Industrial Ergonomics from the University of Limerick, Ireland. Prabir started working with noted ergonomist Prof R.N. Sen at the Calcutta University both for his Master’s thesis and later on a project sponsored by the Ministry of Environment and Forests, Government of India. He joined the National Institute of Design(NID), Ahmedabad, India as an ergonomist on a consultancy project for the Indian Railways. He later joined the same institute as a faculty in ergonomics. During his tenure at Ahmedabad, he worked on many consultancy projects. After working at NID Ahmedabad for two and half years Prabir let for Ireland for pursuing his PhD In Industrial Ergonomics at the University of Limerick. After completing his PhD he returned back to India and Joined the National Institute of Design, Post Graduate Campus at Gandhinagar and headed the Software and Unser Interface Design Discipline. After working there for around five years he joined his present Institute The Indian Institute of Information Technology Design and Manufacturing Jabalpur as a Faculty in Design Discipline. He still works there and is currently the Associate Professor and Head of the Discipline. 

He is also  the Principal Investigator of a National Council of Educational Research and Training (NCERT) New Delhi, funded project on ergonomic design intervention in schools.  He has published around 23 peer reviewed journal publications, two book chapters and one single author book. He is a Member, Advisory Board, Centre for Creative Cognition, SR University, Warangal, India. He has delivered expert lectures for many institutes like the Indian Institute of Technology Kanpur, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, Gandhinagar, Kurukhsetra and Amravati, National Institute of Fashion Technology, Jodhpur, Delhi Technological University, etc.

Bibliographic Information

  • Book Title: Ergonomics in Fashion Design

  • Book Subtitle: A Laypersons' Approach

  • Authors: Prabir Mukhopadhyay

  • Series Title: Design Science and Innovation

  • DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/978-981-19-4534-2

  • Publisher: Springer Singapore

  • eBook Packages: Engineering, Engineering (R0)

  • Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive license to Springer Nature Singapore Pte Ltd. 2023

  • Hardcover ISBN: 978-981-19-4533-5

  • eBook ISBN: 978-981-19-4534-2

  • Series ISSN: 2509-5986

  • Series E-ISSN: 2509-5994

  • Edition Number: 1

  • Number of Pages: XXI, 71

  • Number of Illustrations: 32 b/w illustrations, 4 illustrations in colour

  • Topics: Engineering Design, Occupational Health, Industries, Fashion and the Body, Design

Buying options

eBook USD 89.00
Price excludes VAT (USA)
  • ISBN: 978-981-19-4534-2
  • Instant PDF download
  • Readable on all devices
  • Own it forever
  • Exclusive offer for individuals only
  • Tax calculation will be finalised during checkout
Hardcover Book USD 119.99
Price excludes VAT (USA)