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 the
highly competitive world we live in, the use of ergonomic thinking is giving
the best organisations a real commercial edge. 
Putting people at the heart of design will make it a better, safer and
even more enjoyable world for us all. The Institute’s Award sets out to
recognise and reward those designs which demonstrate excellent ergonomics and
encourage further use of ergonomics in all areas of design.”
Previous
winners of the award include an innovative wound care device, a user centred
tube train carriage design and a best-selling welding helmet the year before
that , demonstrating that the science of ergonomics can be applied across many
different areas of design and commercial sectors.
The
award is organised by the Institute of Ergonomics & Human Factors and sponsored
by CCD Design & Ergonomics and the aim of the award is to recognise the
application of ergonomics to the highest standard in a product or design.
The winning entry will receive a cash prize at the EDA
ceremony at the Institute conference in Cambridge next April, as well the
opportunity to present their work at the conference and membership of the
Institute for a year. The project will also be the subject of a promotional
campaign about the award.
For information about the award,
together with an information leaflet and download able entry form, visit www.ergonomics.org.uk/awards/ergonomics-design-award
Finalists will be notified in February and anyone with questions, should ring
the IEHF office on 01509 234904.
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