Visual Ergonomics in a virtual world: Lighting assessments conducted in cyberspace. International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress. Virtual Conference, based in Vancouver, Canada. 14- 18 June 2021.
Design-out a visual ergonomics problem before it is built into your workplace
Good visual ergonomics design can improve visual comfort and help people work more easily…
20 years ago when I first conceived the idea for my consultancy business, I envisaged that I would help individuals by solving vision problems in the workplace. While I am able to assist individuals, I have also come to realise that many “sore eyes” and “visual discomfort” issues are linked to design, such as location of workstations relative to windows, the number of digital displays on a workstation or the way information is displayed.
Wouldn’t it be better if I could prevent these problems from occurring in the first place?
If only I could design-out visual ergonomics problems before they are built into a system…
Work environments and products
I can provide visual ergonomics advice to assist you design offices, control rooms, information displayed on products, signage and visual displays, and lighting.
I am happy to work with you and other professionals (such as ergonomists, lighting designers, computer interface designers) to achieve outcomes that are good for your business and for those using the product or environment.
Example of visual ergonomics in the design of control rooms
Since 2012 I have worked with Control Centres Australia to provide very early schematic design advice for control room design, in accordance with the ISO 11064 suite of standards for the ergonomic design of control centres.
Control rooms are visually demanding environments, so my role is to provide visual ergonomics input into the design process. We work with the control room operators and the business managers and stakeholders (called the “working group”) to discover what features they require in their control room. Then, through facilitated workshops with the working group, we help the working group to design their working environment so that it meets the business requirements AND is ergonomically sound (i.e. will promote comfort, safety and efficiency).
Conferences + Seminars.
Here are the conferences and events that I will be speaking at in 2021:
Visual Ergonomics Lighting Workshop. International Ergonomics Association Triennial Congress. Virtual Conference, based in Vancouver, Canada. 14- 18 June 2021.
Previous seminars and conferences from the past few years:
WEBINAR: You can’t see!!!! Who’s responsible – the worker or the workplace? Or both? Australian Institute of Health and Safety (AIHS). North west Sydney / Central Coast safety group.
WEBINAR: Working from Home Resources Launch – Human Factors & Ergonomics Society of Australia online professional development event