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Any comments received will be submitted to the national committee PH/9  “Applied Ergonomics” for consideration when deciding the UK response to the associated Standards Development Organisation.


This part of ISO 9241 provides requirements and recommendations on user assistance, their nature, use and guidance on how to use them. This part of ISO 9241 is concerned with software components of interactive systems to make human-system interaction usable as far as the most basic interaction aspects are concerned.

Standard 1

Proposal: ISO/PWI 9241-130.2, Ergonomics of human-system interaction — Part 130: User assistance within interactive systems

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Comment period end date: 06/08/2023

This part of ISO 9241 provides a list of generic user assistance guidelines regardless of a specific visualization and implementation technology. It gives guidance and recommendations on selection, usage and dependencies of user assistance and their applications in various contexts. It does not provide detailed coverage of the methods and techniques required for design and implementing of user assistance.

The information in this part of ISO 9241 is intended for use by those responsible for developing user interfaces, but also for planning and managing platform specific aspects of user interface design. It therefore addresses technical issues only to the extent necessary to allow such individuals to understand the relevance and importance of a consistent interaction technique use in the design process. It also provides a framework for human factors and usability professionals involved in human-centred design. Detailed human factors, ergonomics, usability, and accessibility issues are dealt with more fully in a number of standards including other parts of ISO 9241 which sets out the broad principles of ergonomics (see Bibliography). 


This standard replaces and updates ISO 9241-13:1998. More and more user interfaces emerge as part of global digitalisation and give additional information to users to assist them in how to continue in situations where they get stuck or have made use errors. Such user assistance needs to be implemented according to recommendations that avoid further confusion to the user and make the user more efficient.

Standard 2

Proposal: ISO/NP 22567, General requirements for establishing muscular strength databases

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Comment period end date: 10/08/2023


The proposed ISO standard (on the line of ISO 15535) is being prepared to help different researchers/ national standard bodies in generating internationally compatible strength databases. The standard will include data collection design and requirements, sampling techniques, sample size, sample composition, and basic demographic description of participants. It will also specify database format and contents, statistical processing and presentation of data.


Anthropometry and muscular strength are two parameters which differ with population to population. There are 194 countries in this world, and the body dimensions as well as muscular strength exertion capabilities of people among these countries vary a lot due to ethnicity, food habits, body weight etc

The ISO/TR 7250-2:2010 is under revision and the revised draft gives data on 62 important body dimensions on population of 13 countries, those being Austria, Germany, Italy, Japan, Kenya, Korea, The Netherlands, Thailand. United States, People’s Republic of China, Republic of India, Sweden, and Brazil. The ISO 7250-1:2017 standard gives definitions of body dimensions, whereas, the ISO 15535:2012 standard provides general requirements for establishing anthropometric databases.

Thus, these standards facilitate anthropometric data collection across different countries in a uniform manner and the data so generated are comparable. Therefore, it would be useful if such standards can also be developed for human muscular strength data If you have any comment or need more information, please contact Sami Ortiz at [email protected]

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