Accessibility is a right, not an option

One of the most common requests that we receive is for guidance to help ensure accessibility for all people. Firstly, the definition of accessibility is the degree to which a product, device, service, or environment is available to as many people as possible. It is also considered to be the...

Five Keys to Mastering PoS Ergonomics in Retail Environments

People only tend to notice something’s design when it causes problems, and the same is true when it comes to Point of Sale (PoS) workstations, desks and kiosks in retail stores. A poorly designed solution at a PoS workstation can have a significant negative impact on productivity and efficiency and...

Standing at work – the conundrum

On September 27, 2017, Posted by , In Retail ergonomics, By ,,, , With No Comments
When out and about we see the good, the bad and the ugly of workstations… In the latter category; workstations that are designed for standing workers but have had a chair thrown into the mix. Initially this is usually really popular with employees – a chair! They can sit down...

Tablet technology at Retail Beauty Counters

On February 7, 2017, Posted by , In Retail ergonomics, By ,,,, , With No Comments
Tablets were originally intended as consumer leisure devices, but now they are being seen used on the high street.  One such “new” location is at retail beauty counters. Here, tablets are used to input and look up customer profiles, preferences and records, make and manage appointments and check stock levels....

Everything you wanted to know about an ergonomist, but were too afraid to ask!

On October 12, 2015, Posted by , In Retail ergonomics, By , , With No Comments
“So, you’re an economist? “ “No. I am an ergonomist.” “Oh, what’s that then?” A great question. , so what is this ergonomics thing all about? Well, in a nutshell, it is the science of getting work tasks and equipment to fit people, rather than asking people to fit (bend,...