Since its release in 1959, Henry Dreyfuss’ The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design has been an invaluable resource for designers, engineers, architects, and anybody else responsible for shaping the manufactured world around us.

The indispensable resource, which contains thorough and accurate measurements for children, teenagers, adult men and women, and those with physical handicaps, has allowed designers to accurately define the dimensions of their products to suit the immediate needs of their users. Additional data guidelines for the visually and hearing-impaired, as well as other differently abled individuals, have helped shape the standards for numerous government-defined disability acts. Suffice to say, this book is the real deal; it belongs on the desktop of every designer and engineer.

In this updated and expanded edition of the original print, Henry Dreyfuss Associates have updated the information to better reflect common issues in the digital workplace and support for ErgoForms CAD-ready sample figures.

The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors in Design — $58.40


  • More than 200 anthropometric diagrams fully detailing “the measure of man and woman” from childhood to old age
  • Covers the needs of the differently abled in accordance with the Americans with Disabilities Act
  • Human factors data on temperature, noise, radiation, lighting, and other environmental conditions
  • Includes website with ErgoForms demo and CAD-ready sample figures


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