Design - Ergonomics for beginners: Industrial Design Perspective

Indian Institute of Technology Guwahati

Overview of ergonomics and design relevances; Man- the prime system component; Man-machine-environment interaction system and user-friendly design practice; Human compatibility, comfort and adaptability; Fundamentals of ergonomics: Physical (anthropometrics, human body- structure and function, posture, movement and biomechanics), Physiological (work physiology) and Psychological aspects (behavior, cognitive aspects and mental workload); Information processing, human error and risk perception; Visual performance and visual displays; environmental factors influencing human performance; Occupational stress; safety and health issues; Ergonomics criteria/check while designing; Design process involving ergonomics check and ergonomic design evaluation and Participatory ergonomics aspects.

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