Gestão & Produção
versão impressa ISSN 0104-530X
ROMEIRO FILHO, Eduardo. An user centered approach to the design of animal traction agricultural machinery. Gest. Prod. [online]. 2012, vol.19, n.1, pp.93-102. ISSN 0104-530X. http://dx.doi.org/10.1590/S0104-530X2012000100007.
This paper presents a study conducted as a part of the design of an Animal Traction Sewing Machine using principles related to Usability, Ergonomics, and Antropotechnology focusing on Design for Sustainability (DfS) and product development suitable for the Base of the Pyramid (BoP). The present study provided information for a series of design changes in the equipment in order to improve working conditions in small family farming properties. From this approach to the analysis of an existing implement, ways of adjusting the product are suggested, and a proposal for a novel Animal Traction Sowing Machine is presented.
Palavras-chave : Ergonomics; Antropotechnology; Animal traction sowing machine; Product design; Design for sustainability; Design for the base of the pyramid.