Equipment designers are increasingly turning to CAD tools to speed up their design processes. However, there is often a tendency under traditional design methods to leave consideration of the human operator to the end of the design process. It is likely, therefore, that the introduction of rapid CAD methods will increase rather than decrease this tendency.
To counteract this tendency the CAD industry needs first to provide designers with CAD tools that can take account of human operator’s requirements; and second, to apply human factors in the design of its own CAD work stations. By promoting human factors within the CAD industry in this manner it is quite feasible to expect the work places and products of the future to be more rather than less ‘humanized’.
KeywordsHuman Factor Work Place Traditional Design Method Aerospace Medical Research Laboratory Human Factor Specialist
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