Poor posture can be caused by habits from our everyday activities such as sitting in office chairs, staring at the computer, carrying a purse over same shoulder, driving, prolonged standing, caring for small children, or even sleeping. To prevent chronic health issues and enhance your wellbeing, it’s important to develop healthy posture habits. Despite office […]
As compared to other building types, offices are of a recent origin. In India the office was either a part of the home, or the royal court. The equipment that made these function was no more than pen, ink and paper. The first sign of automation or mechanization came with the introduction of the typewriter […]
The way people work in offices has been changing and the notion of change in work culture makes one think of balancing life with work (hours of work, facilities); the gadgets one uses (typewriters, computers, phones, mobile devices like PDA, laptop and phones); relations between people in the office (hierarchical or functional); place of work […]
The word ‘ergonomic’ has now been added to the active vocabulary of office workers. Every chair manufacturer calls his chairs, particularly the expensive ones, ‘ergonomically’ designed. The theory underlying this is that human bodies come in different sizes and proportions and no single design of chair can fit all human beings. The ‘ergonomic’ chair should […]
There was a time when office furniture consisted of tables, chairs and storage cabinets, one for each person. Many different pieces went into making an office.
Abstract: Current international practice for sit/stand office furniture is to provide height adjustable tables and chairs that may be used sitting or standing. As an alternative to this, the author designed a tall fixed height workstation (90 cm high) with a tall chair that can be used sitting in a tall chair and standing when collaborating […]
There was a time when the planning of an office started with the owner supplying a list of users arranged according to broad organizational groupings. Against each of these users was marked their entitlement in terms of thermal comfort required, table size, number of chairs and personal storage space. In Indian offices, until recently, few […]