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Niels Diffrient - Rethinking the Way We Sit Down

Streaming Video - 2012
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Niels Diffrient is a pioneer of ergonomic design who has taken a radical approach of examining the human body as it interacts with furniture. His three-volume reference work Humanscale explores the relationship of the spine to chair and other "human engineering" data necessary for highly specialized workplaces such as a cockpit or a truck cab as well as aiding in the search for the perfectly comfortable place to sit down. He is the inventor of the Freedom chair, a self-adjusting chair that mixes advanced materials such as a gel seat pad with good old-fashioned sketchbook design. In this TEDTalk, the design legend talks about his life in industrial design and the reason he became a designer instead of a jet pilot. He details his quest to completely rethink the office chair starting from one fundamental data set: the human body.
Publisher: New York, N.Y. : Films Media Group, [2012], c2009
Branch Call Number: EVIDEO ACCESSVID
Characteristics: 1 online resource (1 video file (18 min.)) : sound, color

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