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151-3205-00L  Experimental Ergonomics

SemesterAutumn Semester 2016
LecturersJ. Held
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish
CommentNumber of participants limited to 15.



Catalogue data

AbstractYou 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.
ObjectiveKnowledge of:
- 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 notesHandout at the start of the course.
LiteratureAhlstrom, 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.
http://www.baua.de/de/Publikationen/Fachbeitraege/F1902.pdf
Niku, S.B. (2009). Creative Design of Products and Systems (Chapter 8). Wiley.
Prerequisites / NoticeMax. number of participants is 15.
Experiments and field studies in teams of 2-3 students are obligatory.

Performance assessment

Performance assessment information (valid until the course unit is held again)
Performance assessment as a semester course
ECTS credits4 credits
ExaminersJ. Held
Typegraded semester performance
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionRepetition only possible after re-enrolling for the course unit.
Additional information on mode of examinationThe grade will be based on two oral presentations and two written reports (usability and field studies).
Written aids: Handouts of the course

Learning materials

No public learning materials available.
Only public learning materials are listed.

Courses

NumberTitleHoursLecturers
151-3205-00 VExperimental Ergonomics2 hrs
03.11.09-17HG F 26.1 »
04.11.09-17HG F 26.1 »
18.11.09-17HG E 33.3 »
09.12.09-17HG E 33.3 »
J. Held
151-3205-00 AExperimental Ergonomics Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers.2 hrsJ. Held

Groups

No information on groups available.

Restrictions

General : Special students and auditors need a special permission from the lecturers
Places15 at the most
Waiting listuntil 26.10.2016
End of registration periodRegistration only possible until 27.10.2016

Offered in

ProgrammeSectionType
Mechanical Engineering MasterBioengineeringWInformation
Mechanical Engineering MasterDesign, Computation, Product Development & ManufacturingWInformation