]ndustrial Design Evolution in the Context of Ergonomics and Industry 5.0

Document Type : Original Article


1 Department of Industrial Design, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran

2 School of Design, Politecnico di Milano, Campus Bovisa Durando, Milan, Italy

3 School of Architecture and Environmental Design, Iran University of Science & Technology, Tehran, Iran.


The role of humans in both production systems and commodities purchase is crucial, in this regard considering people’s requirements as workforces in the industrial sectors, and as customers in terms of marketing issues are important. Therefore, both ergonomic design and industrial design which concern human beings and users’ needs play key factors in every development. Furthermore, the new generation of industry entitle Industry 5.0 as a progressed form of Industrial 4.0 focused on a human-centric approach in industrial systems in which ergonomics has a crucial place. As industrial design also emphasizes a human-based process not only in product development but also in-service design, the success of this discipline depends on ergonomics consideration and following the rules of Industry 5.0. This new generation of the industry has a wide scope in which some sorts of multidisciplinary science should be involved i.e. humanities, life sciences, engineering, environmental and social sciences. Undoubtedly, merging these areas together and making an appropriate connection between mentioned different fields especially human factors, engineering, and industrial design thinking will be ended in better outcomes in this descriptive informative paper (mentioned fields are focused).