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Derek Helenberger
08-21-2000, 02:16 AM
Fellow list members:

Thanks to everyone who responded for their help. The photocopied data has
been identified as:

Henry Dreyfuss & Associates (1967) The Measure of Man: Human Factors in
Design, 2nd edition. Whitney Library of Design, 18 East 50th Street, New
York 22, New York. A division of Whitney Publications, Inc. Library of
Congress Catalog Card Number 67-26109.

This was described as a portfolio-type of publication. One member was kind
enough to offer the following detailed description.

It is supplied in a "folder" with two folds. Each of the three sections
created by the folds contains a different component of the product.
The "product" is large by normal "book" standards. Each of the three
folds is 10.5" by 13". When the two folds are opened, the entire document
is 31.5" wide and 13" tall.

Section 1 holds:

A1 Standing Adult Male (Front View)
A2 Standing Adult Male (Side View)
B1 Standing Adult Female (Front View)
B2 Standing Adult Female (Side View)
C Male and Female Children
D Basic Visual Data
E Hand Measurements of Men, Women and Children
F Foot Measurements and Basic Foot Controls
G1 Adult Male Standing at a Control Bad
G2 Adult Female Standing at a Control Board
H1 Adult Male Seated at Console
H2 Adult Female Seated at Console
I Adult Male Seated in Vehicle
J Human Strength--Body Clearances--Climbing Data--Ingress & Egress
K Basic Display Data
L1 Basic Control Data (Part I)
L2 Basic Control Data (Part II)
M Space Standards
N Access Openings
O Seating
P Consoles
Q Bicycles
R Environmental Tolerance Zones
S1 Three Basic Body Types (Side View)
S2 Three Basic Body Types (Front View)
T Plans for an Articulating Template of the Average Man
U Growth of the Average Man and
Growth of the Average Woman U.S.A. (Double Chart)
V1 Climatic Accommodation--Adult Male (Standing)
V2 Climatic Accommodation--Adult Male (Seated)

Section 2 holds:

Two Life Size Figure Charts, Suitable for Mounting (25" by 76")

Section 3 holds:

A thin, 20-page booklet entitled: "The Measure of Man, Human Factors in

Part 1: Explanations
General Information

Part 2: Check List
Manual Controls
Visual Displays
Auditory Signals
Sensory Signals
Anthropometric Conformity

Appendix I Reaction Time
Appendix II Velocity of Limb Movement
Appendix III Minimum Visual Angles
Appendix IV Color Environment
Appendix V Noise, Sound Hearing and Speech
Appendix VI Mechanical Vibration
Appendix VII Watchkeeping
Appendix VIII Human Versus Machine Capabilities
Appendix IX X-Ray Data for Children

Part 3: Bibliography

Additionally, the following was sent to me as well.

Henry Dreyfuss Associates is a Human Factors Design firm (800) 957-8662.
They have a WEB site www.hda.net

Sounds awfully like the HumanScale 1-2-3, 4-5-6, 7-8-9 series data, although
that was published much later than 1966. I have 2 of the 3 references handy:
Diffrient, N., Tilley, A.R., and Bardagjy, J.C.. 1974. Humanscale 1/2/3
Manual, A project of Henry Dreyfuss Associates. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

Diffrient, N., Tilley, A.R., and Harman, D.. 1981. Humanscale 7/8/9 Manual,
A project of Henry Dreyfuss Associates. Cambridge MA: MIT Press.

The Measure of Man and Woman: Human Factors
in Design. (1993) Henry Dreyfuss Associates. Whitney
Library of Design, an imprint of Watson-Guptill Publications.

I also searched amazon.com for various books by Henry Dreyfuss, and found a
couple of other leads. It also appears the Smithsonian had a Dreyfuss
exhibit in 1997. Information about this can be found at

Another source for anthropometric data was recommended as well:

The most comprehensive and up-to-date anthropometric information can be
found in "1988 Anthropometric Survey of U.S. Army Personnel: Methods and
Summary Statistics." This enormous study was conducted by Claire C. Gordon,
Thomas Churchill, Charles E. Clauser, etc. and the final report was
published in September 1989 as Technical Report Natick/TR-89-044. It is
often referred to by the acronym "ANSUR88" and you can obtain the raw data
from CERIAC, formerly, now HSIAC, at Wright Patterson AFB. Go to
http://iac.dtic.mil/iac_dir/HSIAC.html for a description of the information
on how to contact HSIAC (rather than CERIAC).

Once again, thanks to everyone to contributed to this email.

Derek Helenberger

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