151-3205-00L Experimental Ergonomics
|Semester||Autumn Semester 2016|
|Periodicity||yearly recurring course|
|Language of instruction||English|
|Comment||Number of participants limited to 15.|
|Abstract||You will learn how to apply the scientific discipline of ergonomics for system analysis and product development "in order to optimise human well-being and overall system performance" (www.iea.cc). The course offers the framework of models, concepts, methods and tools of applied ergonomics. Teaching is combined with learning-by-doing and research-based learning.|
- Principles and rules of applied ergonomic system and product design.
- Methods and tools of ergonomic analysis and evaluation.
Practical experiences and hands-on skills in:
- Conducting a study in system and task analysis.
- Analysing human-product interactions.
- Applying ergonomic knowledge for product and system improvements.
|Content||- Definition and role of applied ergonomics in engineering and design.|
- Framework of ergonomic analysis and design.
- Design principles and rules.
- Methods and tools for system and task analysis.
Hands-on experience in team work:
- Experimental study of human-product interaction and usability through eye-tracking
- Field study of system and task analysis, including on-site visits of complex work stations (Hospital OR/ICU or Air traffic/Railway Control Rooms).
|Lecture notes||Handout at the start of the course.|
|Literature||Ahlstrom, V. and Longo, V. (2003). Human Factors Design Standard (HFDS). http://hf.tc.faa.gov/hfds/default.htm|
Wiklund M.E., Wilcox, S.B. (2005). Designing Usability into Medical Products. Taylor & Francis.
Rubin, J. and Chisnell, D. (2008). Handbook of Usability Testing: How to Plan, Design and Conduct Effective Tests. Wiley.
Hölscher, U., Laurig, W. & Müller-Arnecke, H.W. (2008). Prinziplösungen zur ergonomischen Gestaltung von Medizingeräten. BAUA Forschung Projekt F1902.
Niku, S.B. (2009). Creative Design of Products and Systems (Chapter 8). Wiley.
|Prerequisites / Notice||Max. number of participants is 15. |
Experiments and field studies in teams of 2-3 students are obligatory.