March 2018


«Architecton: proceedings of higher education» № 41 March 2013


 Zakharchuk Marina G.

Associate Professor, Chair of Design,
Irkutsk State Technical University,
Irkutsk, Russia, e-mail: gooseandgoose@rambler.ru



The complex nature of technical and organizational issues in modern-day manufacturing industries compels us to give up the division of scientific research areas and disciplines into primary and secondary, which reflects the need to put design in the context of synthesis of natural, socio-economic and engineering sciences. We need to find new forms of expressiveness that would be organic with new technologies, expanding the range of issues facing designers. It thus becomes necessary to develop comprehensive design methods. Since ergonomics and design have an essentially common respite, they may be consolidated into a uniform technology, ergodesign, representing interactions between ergonomics and design, the two areas of scientific knowledge that operate their own concepts, methodologies, and research principles.

The distinguishing feature of ergodesign as a complex discipline is that it covers consistently any object under consideration. This kind of joint working at all stages, from product design to implementation, is capable of ensuring the human factor being taken into account to the full and, hence, optimal operation of products and artefacts used by man being achieved.

Currently, the focus of the issue connected with progress and success in the manufacture of competitive products lies with ongoing and reliable interaction between designer and ergonomists in terms of both research and systems approach to product design. Evolution in product manufacture becomes a pledge of steady technological development and a stimulus for new ergodesign solutions.

The development of new forms of scientific and technological creativity would allow us to develop and introduce across the country a system of ergodesign knowledge, an innovative system combining the ergonomic methodology with the designer’s toolkit.


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Key words: ergodesign, project activity, object and spatial environment, complex design

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