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IDE2303

Faculty of Art and Design

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Monash University Handbook 2010 Undergraduate - Unit

6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art and Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2010 (Day)

Synopsis

The unit concerns the matching of products to the capabilities of the human body (Anthropometrics) and to the surroundings in which human beings live and work. There is particular reference to safety, usability specification and testing, and the commercial and legal aspects of product ergonomics.

Objectives

On successful completion of this unit, students will:

  1. understand the principles and application of ergonomics;
  2. be capable of optimising ergonomics in design;
  3. be able to develop an ergonomic check lists for products;
  4. understand and practice the rules of occupational health and safety in force in the industrial design studio

Assessment

Practical exercises: 80%. Class tests: 20%

Chief examiner(s)

Robbie Napper

Contact hours

12 hours per week, including 1 hour lecture, 2 hours of tutorials and 9 hours independent study

Prerequisites

IDE2701 and OHS1000