The ability was examined of primary school children to design and evaluate their own school furniture. Two groups of children were guided through a six-phase design and evaluation programme. The results suggested that they are able to make a realistic contribution, could offer rational criticism of their own and others' designs, and could reach sensible compromises of design features. Future equipment development programmes should, where appropriate, not ignore the contribution that this group of users can make.
|Title of host publication
|Contemporary Ergonomics 1984-2008
|Subtitle of host publication
|Selected Papers and an Overview of the Ergonomics Society Annual Conference
|Number of pages
|Published - 1 Dec 2009