An Innovative Approach to Solving the Ergonomic Problem: Products' Size Adjustment

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Ana Velkova


The use of ergonomic principles is imperative for the design of each contemporary product and its success on the market.  Despite the common association of ergonomics with comfort, especially with products related to sitting, this master thesis has its focus on products with adjustable sizes, setting a main goal to make this product durable and adaptable to various physical differences between the users (children at different ages).

In this thesis, the use of bionic methods and principles provide innovative insight and solution to the main issue at hand, adapting the seat to different sizes with application of layers of material. In shaping the layers of material, a fractal design is used, an algorithm method that creates a mathematical dependence in solving the specific problem of different sizes. In this case it solves the correlation between the sizes of layers of the material.

The results of these interdisciplinary researches are implemented and evaluated through a design of a child bike seat, by which they are turned into an ecological, recyclable and modern product.


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Velkova A. An Innovative Approach to Solving the Ergonomic Problem: Products’ Size Adjustment. SEE J Archit Des [Internet]. 2018 May 11 [cited 2024 Feb. 25];2018:105. Available from:
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