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mauvehaus · 2020-04-23 · Original thread
Human Dimension and Interior Space [0] is an interesting book if you're into this sort of thing. I mean, it's actually mostly not. It contains a vast number of tables covering percentiles for various human dimensions broken down by sex and age group.

It does, however, also contain diagrams showing what measurements are relevant to certain activities. Chairs for instance, are covered for eating, office work, and lounging. Fun fact, the seat height of a chair is properly called "popliteal height".

I end up pulling it out to answer such questions as: "Can I make the apron on this table go any lower assuming chairs in a normal-ish range of popliteal heights while preserving enough thigh clearance."


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