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Introducing ergonomics requirements in the eco-design of energy-related products from users' behaviour approach / Sierra-Pérez, Jorge (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Boschmonart-Rives, Jesús (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia Ambientals) ; Oliver i Solà, Jordi (Universitat Autònoma de Barcelona. Institut de Ciència i Tecnologia)
Ergonomics has been a very important activity in the design process. However, ergonomics rarely includes the environmental requirements into the design of products. The article proposes and presents the Eco-Ergo model through its application to a real-world product, a washing machine, to allow designers and ergonomists to establish product design requirements in order to minimise environmental impacts related to user–product interaction during the use stage. [...]
Practitioner summary: This study provides a proposal to incorporate ergonomics into the practice of eco-design through the use of human factors in the establishment of initial eco-design requirements. [...]

2019 - 10.1080/00140139.2019.1600049
Ergonomics, Vol. 62, issue 7 (Jul. 2019) , p. 940-953  

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