A research on ergonomic approaches of apparel designers
CitationKoca, E., Kaya, Ö. (2016). A research on ergonomic approaches of apparel designers. In Advances in Ergonomics in Design (pp. 323-335). Springer, Cham.
In today’s market environment where customer needs and wants change constantly, only designing products with technical excellence is not enough for the success of the firm. Ergonomic characteristics to meet the expectations of the customers like physical, psychological and affective comfort started to stand out in all kinds of products. In this regard, in terms of apparel ergonomics, it is important that apparel designers who are active in apparel production have ergonomic point of view. In this study in where it is aimed to evaluate ergonomic approaches of designers during the apparel designing process; assessment means which was prepared by researchers was applied to 135 designers who work in ready made garment industry in 2015 and operate in Istanbul, Bursa, Ankara and Corum cities. By analyzing the obtained data statistically, designers’ ergonomic approaches toward apparel design were evaluated and some suggestions were offered. © Springer International Publishing Switzerland 2016.