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Mismatch between anthropometric body dimensions and classroom furniture in Malaysian universities


Aminian, Negin Ozve and Romli, Fairuz Izzudin Mismatch between anthropometric body dimensions and classroom furniture in Malaysian universities. In: 2012 Canadian Engineering Education Association (CEEA12) , 17-20 Jun 2012, Winnipeg, Canada. . (Unpublished)


The main objective of study is to highlight possible mismatch between the student’s body dimensions and the dimensions of classroom furniture used in most Malaysian universities. This issue is pertinent due to the notable increase in the number of international students who are enrolled in Malaysian universities each year. The matching of body dimensions and classroom furniture is vital to promote proper sitting posture. Body dimensions of the people from the few different countries that are perceived to make up the current student’s population in Malaysia are measured against dimensions of prevalent chairs and desks used in the classroom. The sample case study is done in Faculty of Engineering, Universiti Putra Malaysia but it is believed that the derived conclusion can also be extended to other universities in Malaysia. All in all, several mismatches have been found and highlighted for a better planning and design of classroom furniture.

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Item Type: Conference or Workshop Item (Paper)
Divisions: Faculty of Engineering
Keywords: Classroom furniture; Malaysian universities; Body dimensions; Proper sitting posture; Design of classroom furniture
Depositing User: Azian Edawati Zakaria
Date Deposited: 13 Jul 2015 03:51
Last Modified: 13 Jul 2015 03:51
URI: http://psasir.upm.edu.my/id/eprint/39277
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