the way the purposeful social as an entity interacts with its participants is intriguing. the balance between the benefits of the 'institution' versus the constraints that it may bring is delicate.
the ergonomics of a purposeful social space relate to that balance.
what constitutes the element of ergonomics is a study in how people deal with the 'institution'. the functions of the 'systems', the rules and procedures, the physical space where the people reside when being part of the social space, the ease and force of administration.
every purposeful social space will have some kind of ergonomics. we always have somehow deal with the 'institution', but we also can have the creativity to design and develop a set of ergonomic 'tools' that are in line with what the institution want to be and achieve.