ERIC Number: ED434482
Record Type: Non-Journal
Publication Date: 1982
Educational Furniture for the 16-19 Age Group: Specification and Design. Design Note 30.
Furniture Industry Research Association, Stevenage (England).
A 1982 British study examined the furniture needs of 16-19 year-old students. This report presented the findings on the technical and performance requirements in terms of durability and ergonomics. This report examines the furniture requirements in teaching spaces, social, refreshment and private study areas, storage requirements for pupils' personal belongings, and functional requirements. It highlights the common difficulties and shortcomings currently being encountered, covers the general background to the work, provides commentary on current practice as witnessed during the visits and gleaned from the discussions during the project, and concludes with specific recommendations on technical and ergonomic matters. Numerous photographs and diagrams are contained throughout the report. (Contains 33 references.) (GR)
Publication Type: Reports - Descriptive
Education Level: N/A
Audience: Administrators; Practitioners; Support Staff
Sponsor: Department for Education and Employment, London (England). Architects and Building Branch.
Authoring Institution: Furniture Industry Research Association, Stevenage (England).