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  • Abstract:
    This part of ISO 9241 provides guidance for the selection of input devices for interactive systems, based on ergonomic factors, considering the limitations and capabilities of users and the specific tasks and context of use. It describes methods for selecting a device or a combination of devices for the task at hand. It can also be used for evaluating the acceptability of trade-offs under the existing conditions. The target users of this part of ISO 9241 are user organizations and systems integrators who tailor systems for a given context of use. It is applicable to the following input devices: keyboards, mice, pucks, joysticks, trackballs, trackpads, tablets and overlays, touch-sensitive screens, styli and light pens. It does not specify design requirements or give recommendations for those devices. NOTE 1 The selection guidance has been developed for the single-finger use of touchpads. Touchpads that allow the use of more fingers do exist; however, this part of ISO 9241 does not offer any guidance on their selection. NOTE 2 The only physical component of a speech-recognition system is a microphone. Without proper knowledge of the context of use it is not possible to give guidance for selection.
  • Document number:
    DIN EN ISO 9241-420
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  • Document type:
  • Title:
    Ergonomics of human-system interaction - Part 420: Selection of physical input devices (ISO 9241-420:2011); German version EN ISO 9241-420:2011
  • Replaces:
    DIN EN ISO 9241-4(1999-01, t); DIN EN ISO 9241-9(2002-03, t); DIN EN ISO 9241-420(2009-11)
  • Author:
    Ergonomics Standards Committee
  • Search term:
    Characteristics; Computer hardware; Computers; Contact area; Data acquisition; Data input; Data processing; Data processing equipment; Definitions; Design; Ergonomics; Fitness for purpose; Flow charts; Handling; Hardware; Human-system interaction; Indicating devices; Input devices; Interactive; Keyboards; Light pens; Man-machine; Mechanical properties; Mouse; Occupational safety; Office computers; Office equipment; Office services; Office work; Office working places; Offices (interior spaces); Overlay; Recommendation; Selection; Specification (approval); Systems; Testing; Testing personnel; Touchpads; Touchscreens; Trackballs; Trackpads; Training; Use; Users; Visual display units; Work systems; Workplace safety
  • Application areas:
    07.01 Informations- und Kommunikationstechnik, Datenverarbeitung im Allgemeinen; 07.05 Anlagen, Maschinen, Geräte
  • Hazards:
    AB Terminologische Festlegungen in Normen mit Arbeitsschutzbezug; AC Mess- und Prüfverfahren für die Ermittlung von Belastungen und Gefährdungen; HD Handhabungsfaktoren (Gestaltung und Anordnung von Bedienelementen, Bewegungsraum, Gestaltung und Handhabbarkeit von Arbeitsmitteln, Sichtfeld, Standsicherheit); HG Physische Belastungen (schwere Arbeit, einseitige Arbeit, Haltarbeit, Zwangshaltung, Heben, Tragen u. Ä.); IB Wahrnehmungsfaktoren an Bildschirmarbeitsplätzen und in Leitwarten (Informationselemente und deren Anordnung, Daueraufmerksamkeit, Konzentration, Informationsmenge und -struktur)
  • ICS:
    13.180 Ergonomics; 35.240.01-10 Artificial intelligence
  • Price:
    251,30 EUR
  • Cross references:
    ISO 9241-400 (2007-02)<G>; ISO 9241-410 (2008-02)<G>; ISO 9241-11 (2018-03)<G>; DIN EN ISO 9241-5 (1999-08); DIN EN ISO 9241-400 (2007-05); DIN ISO 7000 (2008-12); ISO 9241-5 (1998-10); ISO/IEC 9995-1 (2009-10); DIN EN ISO 6385 (2016-12); DIN EN ISO 9000 (2015-11); DIN EN ISO 9241-11 (2018-11); DIN EN ISO 9241-410 (2012-12); IEC 60417-DB (2002-10); ISO 6385 (2016-09); ISO 9000 (2015-09)
  • Cited in:
    DIN 6862-2 (2011-12)<GLEITEND>; DIN 6862-2 (2019-09)<GLEITEND>; DIN 80001-1 (2020-11)<GLEITEND>; DIN EN 17748-1 (2022-12); DIN CLC/TS 50459-1 (2016-10); DIN CLC/TS 50459-1 (2022-05); DIN CLC/TS 50459-3 (2016-08); DIN EN 60601-1-6 (2016-02); DIN EN 60601-1-6 (2021-11); DIN EN 60965 (2017-02); DIN EN 62079 (2001-11)<GLEITEND>; DIN EN IEC 62933-5-2 (2021-11); DIN EN 82079-1 (2013-06); DIN EN ISO 6385 (2016-12); DIN EN ISO 13131 (2023-02); DIN EN ISO 18295-1 (2017-10); DIN EN ISO 22311 (2016-12); DIN EN ISO/IEC 25066 (2020-08); DIN IEC/TS 62850 (2014-07); DIN SPEC 33440 (2013-05); DIN SPEC 91328 (2016-02)<GLEITEND>; DGUV Information 209-068 (2018-02); DGUV Information 211-040 (2015-03); BWV IuK-Mindestanforderungen (2011-11); BWV IuK-Mindestanforderungen (2016-06); DAkkS 71SD0004 (2010-12-21)<GLEITEND>; BGI/GUV-I 5048-1 (2010-12); VDE-AR-E 2757-1 (2013-05); VDE-AR-E 2757-4 (2012-01); VDE-AR-E 2757-5 (2015-02)<GLEITEND>; VDE-AR-E 2757-8 (2014-12)<GLEITEND>; VDI/VDE 3699 Blatt 6 (2015-01)<GLEITEND>; VDI/VDE 6008 Blatt 3 (2014-01)<GLEITEND>
  • Identical with:
    EN ISO 9241-420(2011-07)<IDT>; ISO 9241-420(2011-07)<IDT>
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