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Ergonomics in the Built Environment: Survey of the Factors Related to the Corporate Work Environment Linked to Activities of High Concentration

  • Cristiane Nonemacher Cantele
  • Giovanna Nonemacher
Conference paper
Part of the Advances in Intelligent Systems and Computing book series (AISC, volume 824)

Abstract

One of the aims of ergonomics in built environments is to evaluate the adaptability of these spaces to the users’ activities. In this sense the intervention is not only restricted to the physical and dimensional needs, but also in understanding the formal and aesthetic needs in order to provide them with a pleasant and productive space. It is known in this context that some poorly designed environments can generate an unhealthy load on the physical, psychological and social aspects of work affecting the efficiency of the whole productive process. In this sense, the main goal of the study was to survey the real conditions of the work environment and the working conditions idealized by its users, making a statistical comparison of both. In this way, it is concluded that ergonomics should be considered in environmental projects in order to recommend Ergonomics concepts in relation to the physical aspects, characteristics of users, tasks and their respective expectations. For one cannot conceive the study of the built environment without the search for the understanding of the user’s perception about this space. It is in fact the element that suffers the most impact from the sensations that the environment can transmit and its behavior is influenced by the environment where it carries out its activities.

Keywords

Ergonomics Built Users Dimensional needs Productive space 

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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Cavaletti Professional Seating S.AErechimBrazil
  2. 2.ImedPasso FundoBrazil

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