Questions tagged [ergonomics]

the study of people's efficiency in their working environment.

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Is using a standing desk for several hours healthier than sitting at a desk all day?

Is working at a standing desk more healthy than working at a regular sitting desk? Source: Crackberry Blog Over the past couple of years there has been a lot of buzz about the health benefits of ...
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Does working at a standing desk consume more calories than sitting?

src I've heard conflicting claims: Site that claims it maks a crap load of difference Site that claims it doesn't make a shred of difference What does science say? You may find this question ...
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Do bigger or more monitors increase productivity?

There is a ton of anecdotal evidence that adding more screen estate (more or larger monitors) leads to an increase in productivity, especially for programmers. For example, where I work, all ...
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Are light-on-dark colour schemes for computer screens better for programmers?

There is somewhat general scientific agreement that in general case for reading, dark text on light background is more readable than light on dark. However, most studies have shown that dark ...
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Is it preferable to use a computer in a darkened room?

In his latest blog post, Jeff Atwood states: We computer geeks like it dark. Really dark. Ideally, we'd be in a cave. A cave … with an internet connection. The one thing that we can't abide is direct ...
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Does defecating while sitting cause more strain than squatting?

This commercial1 from "Squatty Potty" claims that evacuating stool in a seated position is suboptimal for humans because we have a muscle that partially pinches the colon when seated. They claim that, ...
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Does Emacs cause "Emacs pinky"?

From http://ergoemacs.org/emacs/emacs_pinky.html: Emacs makes frequent use of the Control key. On a conventional keyboard, the Control Key is at the lower left corner of the keyboard, usually not ...