Design Ergonomics for Human Beings and Wild Animals in Densely Populated Cities: A Design Case in Hong Kong Country Parks

Kin Wai Michael Siu (Corresponding Author), Yi Lin Wong, Chi Hang Lo

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Country parks in Hong Kong are often located close to residential areas. The waste produced by people living in village houses has affected park wildlife, and animals such as wild boars (Sus scrofa; feral pigs, wild swine, wild pigs) have attacked people for food. Wild boars have destroyed waste management and collection points. Using Hong Kong as a case study, this paper examines the interaction between wild animals and humans in a country park and aims to develop a waste management system for both. Country parks in which wild boars were settled were investigated. Cleaning contractor staff, village lot residents, and policy makers were invited for interviews. Design perimeters and primary physical designs were then generated for testing.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in intelligent systems and computing - Proceedings of the AHFE 2019 International Conference on Ergonomics in Design
EditorsFrancisco Rebelo, Marcelo M. Soares
Number of pages8
ISBN (Print)9783030202262
Publication statusPublished - 24 Jul 2019
EventAHFE International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2019 - Washington D.C., United States
Duration: 24 Jul 201928 Jul 2019

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceAHFE International Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2019
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityWashington D.C.


  • Coexistence
  • Densely populated cities
  • Nature
  • Waste management system
  • Wild animals

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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