Tag: ergonomics


The CCD team briefing the students on challenge

A new design collaboration with Loughborough University in London

We have just started a new and exciting collaboration with the Loughborough University in London campus. Loughborough University London is an innovative post-graduate campus on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. The programmes available are world class, provided by leaders in their field, including Digital Technologies, Media & Creative Industries, Design Innovation, Entrepreneurship and Sport Business.  Courses will include an interdisciplinary ‘real-world’ collaborative project module with multiple...

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Helping Dell Communicate Good Ergonomics for CAD Users

Helping Dell Communicate Good Ergonomics for CAD Users

We’ve just finished working with Dell on a brief guide to workstation design, health and wellbeing for CAD users.  The brief was to help users of Dell CAD workstation equipment to improve the set-up their workstations through the use of good ergonomics. It needed us to stop and think about what kind of things make CAD users different from normal computer users. This covered things...

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Ergonomics in Design Seminar – Making Life Better

Ergonomics in Design Seminar – Making Life Better

The 2015 CIEHF design awards and seminar were held at the Design Council headquarters in London on 22nd September. The day consisted of two workshops followed by the presentation of the Ergonomics Design Award. John Wood of CCD and Chairman of the judging panel, led the adjudication and announcement of the winner.   Four designs were shortlisted representing designs from the maritime, rail, finance and...

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Borders Railway opens for passengers

Borders Railway opens for passengers

Earlier this week the new Borders Railway opened for business. The new line is the longest railway line to be built in Britain for over 100 years. The new Borders Railway runs between Tweedbank and Edinburgh and was built at a cost of £294m We’re proud to have made a small contribution to the project having worked with Network Rail in the design. We provided...

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Standing more at work?

Standing more at work?

There has been a lot of coverage in the media recently around a newly published study that says office workers should spend more time at work on their feet. The study focuses on the benefits of standing at work because a clear link has been established between productivity and standing for certain tasks. Of course, as the study acknowledges, there are lots of other things...

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Self-service can work!

Self-service can work!

In the latest blog in our series relating to self service we look at a library kiosk. One of the libraries we use has a self service kiosk called smartserve 400 (http://www.bibliotheca.com/1/index.php/our-products/self-service-kiosks/smartserve400) It’s a revelation! The on screen instructions are easy to read and follow and include clear and helpful graphics to illustrate them The space where you wave or swipe your books to borrow...

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Judges announced for IEHF Ergonomics Design Award

The fifth Ergonomics Design Award organised by the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors, with the support of CCD, has announced a prestigious judging panel including the Design Council’s Chief Design Officer Mat Hunter and Royal Designer for Industry Luke Pearson. The full judging panel is: Martin Bontoft, award-winning ergonomist, user researcher and design strategist Ken Garland, notable British designer and author Tania Heasman, Managing Director,...

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Ergonomics of new technology changing office design

Ergonomics of new technology changing office design

Technology we use at work is changing.  Laptops, smartphones, tablets are all providing mobility over the predominant desktop PC.  Much of this has developed to help us work on the road but it is also having an impact on the way our offices and workspaces are designed. The shortcoming of the desktop has always been that it fixes us to a desk, a single work...

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Ergonomics Design Award 2014

Once again, CCD is sponsoring the Institute of Ergonomics and Human Factors Ergonomics Design Award. It always attracts a high level of entrants from across the globe, and there are now less than two months left for companies to submit an entry to this prestigious competition. The Award is open to anyone who has worked on a project, product or design that can show ergonomics...

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Rewarding ergonomics excellence – Ergonomics Design Award call for entries

The 2013 Ergonomics Design Award has launched, with entries being accepted until November 30th.  This is the third year the Award has run and the Institute of Ergonomics And Human Factors is expecting an even greater number of high quality entries than in previous years – last year entries increased by almost 50%. CCD design and Ergonomics Chairman and lead judge John Wood says, “In...

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