Friday, June 16, 2006

Ergonomics In The Kitchen

Ergonomics in kitchen design ...

"Last week I discussed in general some options for kitchen design and construction.

This week I’d like to look at kitchen design in more detail, focusing on ergonomics and how to make your workspace function better for you.

During the past 50 years or so, kitchens have gone from being a purely functional space tucked away at the rear of the home to a central feature of the living space.

Thanks to improved technology and joinery design, what used to be a conglomeration of free-standing furniture items, such as meat safe, dresser, oven and kitchen table, has evolved into the more streamlined look of the modern kitchen.

Consideration of cleaning and hygiene issues has led to most appliances being built in to avoid small gaps occurring at the junctions with joinery that food scraps can fall into allowing vermin to thrive.

Ergonomics, or the consideration of how the human body relates to the built environment, has been another important factor in the evolution of kitchen design and has led to the establishment of some common kitchen conventions."   continued ...   (Via Sydney Star Observer)

Ergonomic Kitchen - User Interface Design, Human Computer Interaction (HCI), Ergonomics

Ergonomic Kitchen

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