The iDesk by John Treby (2003)

This is a student project by John Treby for the University of Hertfordshire’s Product Design program. 

Artists Statement:
“I am a recent graduate from the University of Hertfordshire where I gained a first degree honours in Product Design. The workstation (illustrated) came about from ergonomic, empathic and anthropometric studies. The desk is design to conceivable be placed within the Apple brand. The desk features all internal wiring so each product can be plugged straight into the desk for ease of use. The compact desk features pivoting arms for A3 printer, A3 scanner and mouse to cope with left or right handed users.”

anonymous asked:

do you know of good comfy reading positions? every time i try to read i have to stop because my neck gets in so much pain so i don’t really know what the best way for me to sit would be,,

Oof I feel your pain! I think a chair that has neck support, or a pillow behind your neck while reclining might be best? You could hold your book on a lap desk. There area also those bed pillows wit the back and the arms, you know what I mean? Anyone have any other suggestions?

choosing the same theme as the last semester’s project; funtown. but this time i’ll be focusing more on the structures where i overlooked last time & i’ll try my best to apply my fav colour palette on this one aaaa

ig: fleorettes


A short and easy to follow video tutorial showing how you should hold your pencil while you sketch.

I use these drawing techniques myself and I have so far very rarely experienced wrist pain etc.

This is stuff both digital and traditional artists should keep in mind when drawing. It’s basically the easiest way to avoid getting CTS (carpal tunnel syndrome)

lizetteweirdkid  asked:

Hello I have a very important question. What position do you draw in that doesn't cause back and neck pain? I draw A lot and I always end up in pain. Like right now. I feel like I'm going to become a hunchback. (Sorry for the weird question)

ERGONOMICS IS INCREDIBLY IMPORTANT. You need to maintain good posture as much as possible when you draw - that’s why in most traditional animation studios the desks are tilted upwards. At the computer you should make sure your computer screen is at eye level, but the keyboard is at a 90 degree angle to your shoulders - impossible with a laptop - which is why you can buy separate keyboards - I am a huge hypocrite because I definitely haven’t invested in that and my current set up is not ergonomic in the slightest. 

Keep your chin tucked slightly and your neck straight - avoid hunching. Keep your shoulders up 1cm and back 2cm. Try to keep your body relaxed. Remember to breathe (I often forget to take proper breaths while drawing - it’s a problem).

Take a break AT LEAST ONCE EVERY HOUR. SITTING TOO LONG IS REALLY BAD FOR YOUR SPINE. I read once in an article that after one hour of constant sitting, your metabolism slows down and fat starts being stored in the wrong places and just generally it is bad. Try to get up for at least 5 minutes/hour.

Frequently stretch. Wrists, neck, back, shoulders especially - but hips and legs too. You can Google “best [body part] stretches” and adequate examples will pop up. I had carpal tunnel syndrome when I was 18 and it sucked and I had to do like 3 months of physio to get rid of it, and now I go to a chiropractor every week for my neck and spinal issues, and it does help, but self-maintenance at home is equally as important! 

Lillian Moller Gilbreth

(1878–1972) Psychologist and industrial engineer

Lillian Gilbreth is generally accepted as the first true industrial/organizational psychologist. She and her huband worked together and contributed significantly to the field of ergonomics as efficiency experts and industrial engineers. Their studies of time and motion mechanics and work fatigue helped to form the field of human factors engineering.

Number 154 in an ongoing series celebrating remarkable women in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.