Towards an Ergonomic Design of Software Tools

  • Wolfgang Dzida
Part of the NATO Conference Series book series (NATOCS, volume 25)


During the last decade there has been much research effort in the field of human factors of workstations with display terminals. In Germany some of the research findings have influenced the ergonomic standardization of display work stations. Strong recommendations have been made, for instance, for the display contrast of negative image displays, or for the relation between background luminance of the display and the greater surrounding luminance of the workstation. These human factors recommendations deal with hardware characteristics of the visual display. However, it is questionable whether an ergonomic design of the hardware-related features will satisfy the goal of a user-friendly workstation.


Software Tool Interface Characteristic Execution Condition Productive Relationship Standing Order 


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© Plenum Press, New York 1984

Authors and Affiliations

  • Wolfgang Dzida
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  1. 1.Institut für Software-TechnologieGMDSt. AugustinGermany

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