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Ergonomics

Tracing our steps and harnessing movement within the office

Tracing our steps and harnessing movement within the office

Ergotron’s TRACE monitor mounts aim to move with us, in order to maximise wellbeing and output.

Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin looks back on a half century of design

Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin looks back on a half century of design

Since founding in 1968, Dauphin has stood at the forefront of ergonomics, design, and aesthetics. Founder Friedrich-Wilhelm Dauphin has driven this story and now he looks back on a legacy certified in design gold, but one still growing.

Responsive and collaborative: BeSide by Formway

Responsive and collaborative: BeSide by Formway

Formway’s chair collection is an unquestionable nod to design that supports activity and movement at the workplace. The latest design modifications help lend added appeal and versatility to the collection.

UCI takes the lead with (certified) sit-to-stand workstations

UCI takes the lead with (certified) sit-to-stand workstations

New Australian Standards for Office Desks & Workstations have been released, and UCI is miles ahead with two certified sit-to-stand workstations – the only Australian supplier to do so.

A new age of sit-to-stand presented by Ergotron

A new age of sit-to-stand presented by Ergotron

In the bustling halls of Orgatec many innovations could be seen, but one company in particular took the classic sit-to-stand desk to all-new heights.

Greater productivity through design: how Zgonic embraces ABW

Greater productivity through design: how Zgonic embraces ABW

Commercial environments across the world are increasingly adopting activity-based working (ABW) models to foster greater interpersonal engagement amongst end-users. And what’s more, they appear to be doing this en masse.

A double win for Steelcase at the Good Design Awards

A double win for Steelcase at the Good Design Awards

Steelcase walked away from the 60th annual Good Design Awards with two pieces of gold – for its Navi TeamIsland and Series 1 seating.

Taking Care of Business: Ergonomics, Explained

Taking Care of Business: Ergonomics, Explained

Ergonomics has taken workplaces around the world by storm. Is it a mere fad, or actually an area worth investing in? We crunch the numbers to find out.

The definitive guide to workplace generations

The definitive guide to workplace generations

Boomers, Millennials, Gen X… here’s what we really mean when we talk about generations in the workplace.

Workspaces are changing. Why shouldn’t your furniture change, too?

Workspaces are changing. Why shouldn’t your furniture change, too?

Workspaces are continuing to evolve. What is driving this evolution, and can proper furniture specification alleviate this period of change?

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

3 surprising ways to improve ocular health while working

Digital eye strain during work has become the new normal, but it doesn’t have to be that way! Mindfulness aside, ergonomics could be one of the key solutions to improving ocular health. Humanscale has answers.

Do you know the biggest risk factor you’re currently facing? You might be shocked

Do you know the biggest risk factor you’re currently facing? You might be shocked

Employers and corporations are acknowledging the value of ergonomics and its direct impact on the health, wellbeing and productivity of their employees. So, what’s ahead?

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Learn from the best with Humanscale Consulting

Humanscale’s Ergonomic Consulting assists organisations with the development and implementation of cost-effective ergonomics programs. Here we discover their unique approach to improving wellbeing at work.

What’s the future of ergonomics? We ask the experts: Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting

What’s the future of ergonomics? We ask the experts: Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting

As architecture and design becomes more attuned to the value of flexibility, ergonomics have come to the forefront of conversations about design. What does this mean for the ergonomics discipline moving forward?

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a New Age for Australian ergonomics

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a New Age for Australian ergonomics

Does Australia’s approach to ergonomics need to be reassessed? According to the experts at Humanscale Ergonomic Consulting, our Ergonomics Standards is in dire need of critical overhaul.

Working smarter AND harder: Humanscale Consulting proves the value of ergonomics to a business’ bottom line

Working smarter AND harder: Humanscale Consulting proves the value of ergonomics to a business’ bottom line

How does ergonomics affect economics? Humanscale shows us how improved ergonomic behaviours can improve business performance and individual wellbeing.

The Australian Standards are putting workers at risk: Here’s why Humanscale is changing Australian ergonomics

The Australian Standards are putting workers at risk: Here’s why Humanscale is changing Australian ergonomics

By definition, the Australian Standards champion standardised approaches to design and engineering. What is the role of such guidelines in ergonomics, where flexibility and non-standard design are the goal?

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Is there a ‘secret’ to sitting? Do you know the latest ergonomic innovations? We ask the experts: Humanscale

Thanks to advances in technology and new working behaviours taking place across the world, the discipline of ergonomics continues to evolve. Here we talk to the ergonomic experts at Humanscale Consulting to find out how improved ergonomics is creating a new culture of best practice.

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a new age for Australian ergonomics

Adjusting for comfort: Ushering in a new age for Australian ergonomics

“Good ergonomic workplace design will increase productivity by an average of 12 per cent.”– Dr Alan Hedge.

How did we get here? A brief recent history of seating design

How did we get here? A brief recent history of seating design

Ergonomics and product design – especially in the commercial sector – has always had a strong relationship, but how does ergonomics push the possibilities of design?

Workplaces, they are a-changing: And CBS is bringing the workplace revolution to Asia Pacific

Workplaces, they are a-changing: And CBS is bringing the workplace revolution to Asia Pacific

We’re definitely at the forefront of workplace transformation, but throughout Asia Pacific the workplace revolution is coming full force. We chat to CBS about the changing face of work in our region.

How Zgonic is changing the future of work

How Zgonic is changing the future of work

Zgonic’s monitor arms may be the answer to a rising demand in mobile workspaces today! Let’s explore why.

From A to Zgonic: designing for a healthy workplace

From A to Zgonic: designing for a healthy workplace

You’re an intelligent and efficient worker, so why should your task furniture be any different?

Why is it important for brands to invest in R+D?

Why is it important for brands to invest in R+D?

Our industry now understands the value of data, science, and the importance of supporting the wellbeing and health of the end-user. But what is the value of R+D to the ‘best practice’ of design?

Desks and chairs: Ergonomic essentials in workplace design

Desks and chairs: Ergonomic essentials in workplace design

‘Ergonomics’ is a term that gets thrown around a lot in the architecture and design industry. But what does ergonomics actually mean in design? And how do designers achieve it?

Here’s Why Humanscale STILL Rules The World Of Seating!

Here’s Why Humanscale STILL Rules The World Of Seating!

The visual simplicity of Humanscale’s chairs belies the state-of the-art technology that allows them to adjust to every user – hardly a knob or lever required!

Forget Everything You Know About Wellbeing In The Workplace And Pay Attention

Forget Everything You Know About Wellbeing In The Workplace And Pay Attention

So, you think you know how to design for health in the workplace? Think again.

Isn’t It Time Your Workstation Did Some Work?

Isn’t It Time Your Workstation Did Some Work?

Should we have to always rearrange our workstations every time to alleviate bad design? Maybe it’s about time that our products empower the end user!