1 :an applied science concerned with designing and arranging things people use so that the people and things interact most efficiently and safely
2 :the design characteristics of an object resulting especially from the application of the science of ergonomics
First Known Use: 1949
"I'm currently toying with the idea of ergonomics and looking at how things interact with people rather than how people interact with things.
The notion of ergonomics implies that people have all of the control in terms of design and the execution of a design idea. What interests me is when a material or an object has an effect on a person which was never intended or designed by human invention."