Physical Ergonomic Application Preferences in The Design Development Process Among Malaysian Designers

Muhamad Ezran  ZAINAL ABDULLAH¹∗, Khairul Aidil Azlin ABD RAHMAN², Ruhaizin SULAIMAN³, Mohd Yazid MOHD YUNOS³ and Nor Hamizah ABDUL HAMID³

Malaysian Institute of Road Safety Research (MIROS), 43000 Kajang, Selangor, Malaysia1,2,3,4,5,6,8

School of Mechanical Engineering, College of Engineering, Universiti Teknologi MARA, 40450 Shah Alam, Selangor, Malaysia7

Page 53 – 57   |   Vol. 5 No. 2 2020   |   Available online on 1 December 2020


The industrial designer holds a crucial part in the cycle of consumer culture by making new technology pleasant to be owned. The enjoyment of having an object falls within the aesthetic and ergonomic concept, where user preferences are given precedence. This research aims to see present practices among Malaysians who are specialized in the field of design, applying one of the physical ergonomic sub-criteria. A collection of information from 603 participants was acquired through 32 organizations that exercise design-related practices using a non-probability purposive sampling study. An overall understanding of Malaysian designers’ tendency for physical ergonomics during the design development phase has been structured in line with the physical ergonomic sub-domain. The primary finding of this study is the amount of precedence segregation within the physical ergonomic component, helping designers to determine the most significant values during the design process. This will significantly assist the designer in performing the design development task by improving its effectiveness. This tabulation on the preference of the designer will also support in developing a new design structure comprised of the improved element in the physical ergonomic domain. Furthermore, it will positively assist the university in Malaysia to search for the loophole in their curriculum construct to improve the performance of their design-related students further.


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