Ergonomics and social considerations in public design for country parks: A case study on refuse collection facilities against wildlife’s raids

Kin Wai Michael Siu (Corresponding Author), Yi Lin Wong, CHI HANG LO

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Under the rapid growth of population and the advancement of technology, human life has started to invade nature. The expansion inevitably affects wildlife, and sometimes wild raids are frequent among the households. Based on a serious of basic research and field studies, this paper puts forward two of the new designs, named roller-fence and two-fold waste skip designs. After testing the prototypes, it was found that both general users and the frontline cleaning workers welcomed the new designs, and their comments were very positive. Despite the success, more factors such as villager’s habits and other environmental issues should also be considered. It is argued that designers should take both ergonomics and social considerations into account in order to maintain harmony between human life and wildlife.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Ergonomics in Design - Proceedings of the AHFE 2020 Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design
EditorsFrancisco Rebelo, Marcelo Soares
Number of pages7
ISBN (Print)9783030510374
Publication statusPublished - 2 Jul 2020
EventAHFE Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: 16 Jul 202020 Jul 2020

Publication series

NameAdvances in Intelligent Systems and Computing
Volume1203 AISC
ISSN (Print)2194-5357
ISSN (Electronic)2194-5365


ConferenceAHFE Virtual Conference on Ergonomics in Design, 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


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

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Control and Systems Engineering
  • Computer Science(all)

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