Interaction analysis and usability adjustments in conceptual design of a generic tractor cabin
Aldana-Castillo, María Fernanda
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Considered to be the most used machinery in agriculture and forestry, and being the interior of a tractor’s cabin the place where the user gets involved and develops most of the tasks every day at this industry, the design and construction of standard tractors cabins should contemplate ergonomic strategies and design principles in order to guaranty an improvement of the user’s work efficiency, comfort, health, and safety based on tractor requirements standardized by SAE (Society of Automotive Engineers), ISO and safety range tests. The purpose of this job is to present a new proposal for the interior of a tractor’s cabin based on a conceptual design, as a result of combining the findings of a literature review with design and decision-making methodologies, providing visual, biomechanics, posture, and tool simplification refinements in the frontal panel, multipurpose accessories’ area, lever system, and the seat.