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The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design

The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design
Author: Alvin R. Tilley - Henry Dreyfuss Associates
ISBN 13: 9780471099550
ISBN 10: 471099554
Edition: 1
Publisher: Wiley
Publication Date: 2001-12-31
Format: Hardcover
Pages: 104
List Price: $80.00

The revised edition of this essential reference for designers of products and environments used by humans contains new information on the digital workplace and measurements for ADA compliance. In a new introduction, Stephen Wilcox (the founder of a consulting firm in user research and human factors analysis) describes recent innovations in traditional data sets, body scanning, human modeling software, and user testing. The remainder of the text contains detailed discussion and precise diagrams of human dimensions of different sizes in all sorts of environments, with consideration given to the elderly, differently abled, and those who use wheelchairs. Annotation ©2003 Book News, Inc., Portland, OR


An updated and expanded version of The Measure of Man, published by the Whitney Library of Design in 1959, this comprehensive reference for design professionals is based on data accumulated over more than 40 years by Henry Dreyfuss Associates, which used the collection to make product designs more successful. The volume, which has as its basis some 180 new anthropometric drawings, provides data embracing 98% of the adult population, and new information is provided regarding products and environments for infants, toddlers, youths, the elderly, and the differently abled. Work stations, displays, and controls used in electronic equipment and computers are also included. 12.5x9.25" Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)