Ergonomic Adaptability Design of Classroom Microscope Based on Kansei Engineering

  • Chaojie Chen
Keywords: Microscope, Ergonomic Adaptability, Kansei Engineering

Abstract

As the application of microscope becomes more and more important in students' quality education, the ergonomic
adaptability in the process of microscope application has evolved as an important challenge in the application of
microscope teaching. Although existing studies have reported a series of microscope designs for students applied
in different teaching scenes, relevant scholars have not explored the physiological and psychological factors
affecting the use of microscopes in primary school students. In this study, Kansei Engineering is taken as the
theoretical basis from the perspective of ergonomic adaptability of classroom microscope of primary school
students, this research utilizes User Observation Method and Semantic Differential Method to collect user
information, analyzes the factors influencing students' use of microscopes from the physiological and
psychological levels, and then discusses the design scheme of students' microscope ergonomic adaptability and
evaluates it. The research results show that: Physiologically, there are health hazards in the upper arm and elbow
joints of primary school students when operating microscopes, and the adjustment of the height of eyepieces may
reduce the angle deviation of the upper arm joints and thus improve the operation posture. Psychologically, the
product features such as simplicity, fun and lightness are in line with the user's perceptual image of primary school
students' microscope. This study can provide theoretical reference and practical experience for integrating
microscope into students' teaching scene and improving their scientific literacy.

Published
2020-06-01