HUMAN CRITERIA IN THE DESIGN AND ARRANGEMENT OF CONTROL ELEMENTS

This article examines some important factors that should be considered in the design and arrangement of control elements from the standpoint of human engineering. The need for ready identification of individual control elements is stressed, and several possibilities for differentiation between control knobs--based on variation of the shape, size, color, texture, position and operating method--are described. The basis for the coding of control elements in either of these ways is human sensibility. Finally, hand controls and foot controls are discussed in terms of selection, best positioning and arrangement.

  • Corporate Authors:

    Machinery Publishing Company Limited

    New England House, New England Street
    Brighton 1,   England 
  • Authors:
    • Shan, H S
  • Publication Date: 1975-5-14

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  • Accession Number: 00126419
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: Engineering Index
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Nov 18 1976 12:00AM