3rd South American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Evaluation of Human Factors in Redesigning Library Bookshelves for The Blind Using The Ergonomic Function Deployment (EFD) Method

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Track: Human Factors and Ergonomics

Along with the times, human desires and demands for quality products and their functions are increasing. SLB Negeri Pembina Pekanbaru is a school that handles students with mental, physical, and intellectual limitations or also known as disabilities. This research is a follow-up study from previous researchers, which aims to evaluate and provide improvements from the previous design. Open-ended questions were conducted to the parties involved, namely the SLB Negeri Pembina Pekanbaru employees and staff, which amounted to 3 people. The interview results showed that the design of the blind bookshelf from the previous researcher had several shortcomings, such as braille letters that were not following the student's anthropometric size and heavy materials that made the product difficult to move. The design concept was not yet user-friendly, so students still needed help with these difficulties—the teacher picking up books. Ergonomic Function Development method is used in this study to discover and identify criteria for the needs and dimensions of the product according to the wishes of consumers. This study describes four design concepts, which will be carried out in a screening and concept assessment stage. The screening and concept assessment results provide concept 2 as the chosen concept, which has advantages. It is easier for users to use a bookshelf, more structured book preparation, and a minimalist appearance.

Anthropometry, Continuous Improvement, Disability, Ergonomic Function Deployment (EFD), Product Design.

Published in: 3rd South American International Conference on Industrial Engineering and Operations Management

Publisher: IEOM Society International
Date of Conference: May 10-12, 2022

ISBN: 978-1-7923-9159-0
ISSN/E-ISSN: 2169-8767