Using lectures, readings and guided writing, this module aims to introduce students to anthropometric and ergonomic concepts, and to the capabilities and constraints of the physical, cognitive and cultural makeup of human beings, as well as to recent methods of their measurement. Project report tests individual learning and presentational skills. Drawing exercises help students to form a visual approach to human-factors consideration in industrial and product design. An examination tests students' learning and invites students to discuss how they relate common human factors considerations to their own designing and design thinking.
A. Define and describe concepts related to human performance, anthropometry, human information processing, reliability, accuracy, and validity.
B. Apply system concepts and perform human factor analyses using descriptive methods, experimental methods, and statistical methods.
C. Construct hypotheses and experiments for testing from dependent, independent, and control variables.
D. Propose solutions for an identified research problem.
E. Summarize and evaluate data concerning human geometry & performance.
This is a lecture based module. The learning of materials presented in lectures is assessed in a sit-down examination at the end of the module.