Computers, ergonomics and schools: are you sitting comfortably?
Much research has been done for commercial reasons on workstation design, but are schools taking notice? Are ergonomic factors taken into account when designing a space for computer use within school? Are the computers integrated throughout the school or are they simply all put in one room? The aim of this project is to assess and review the physical environment in which computers are currently being used in secondary schools and how this may affect a users ability to interact with the computer. Material has been gathered from observations and conversations with staff at the 2 High Schools visited during my placements in first and second terms.