CHAPTER 4

Ergonomics in AV Design

In this chapter, you will learn about

•  What ergonomics means in the context of AV design

•  Identifying the limitations of a viewer’s visual field

•  Creating optimal sightlines based on the seating layout of a room

•  Selecting the furniture for an AV design project

AV systems are tools for improving human communication; therefore, the human element—and specifically, human comfort—is an important consideration in AV system design.

Ergonomics, also known as human-factors engineering, is the scientific study of the way people interact with a system. The purpose of ergonomics is to limit injury, fatigue, and discomfort in a work environment. Factored properly into an AV design, ergonomics can help the users ...

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