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IDE2303

Faculty of Art, Design and Architecture

Undergraduate - Unit

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6 points, SCA Band 1, 0.125 EFTSL

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LevelUndergraduate
FacultyFaculty of Art, Design and Architecture
Organisational UnitDepartment of Design
OfferedCaulfield Second semester 2013 (Day)
Coordinator(s)David Lugton

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.

Outcomes

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 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)

Contact hours

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

Prerequisites