Guidelines on body size and shape

one of the information sheets showing a man's body and reach measurementsThe Centre for Excellence in Universal Design in Ireland has a set of great resources and their information sheets on body size and shape is no exception. The sheets provide data and methods as guidance for designers and purchasers on how to consider and apply human body size and shape in their work to achieve more universally designed products and services. The project overview states, “The project focussed on how human body size and shape are important considerations for the Universal Design of products, workspaces and the built environment. It addressed the importance of body size and shape in the specification of, and eventual selection of personal everyday products and the procurement of shared equipment such as public furniture. It is understood that designs that consider body size and shape can help to avoid causing users the experience of discomfort, embarrassment, or harm.”

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