Ergonomic Analysis of Visual and Tactile Information of Materials Used in the Manufacture of Toys
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Products intended specifically for children began to be developed in the second half of the seventeenth century, driven by a change in the adult's view of the role of children in society. Over time it was noted that children were more vulnerable to the risk that the products could offer, and there were rules that seek to promote greater protection to those users. This was decisive in how the industry would follow with their developments. Among the materials most used in toys and other children's products are wood, polymers (polyethylene, polypropylene and abs, EVA, nylon) and fibers (cotton, polyester, cardboard), as a rule, non-toxic and non-flammable. With technological advances is common to find products that mask their characteristics seeking to better meet consumer expectations. The texture, surface, and color prints directly influence the user of the goods, as well as those characteristics in material that has originally are directly linked to the comfort in handling. Thus classify materials in two stages: in its raw form (or with minimal interventions) and how is presented in toys. We seek to evaluate how their visual impressions differ from tactile sensations they provide, and what the printed products in those intentions.