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New course: Elementary Ergonomics

a new bachelor course Industrial Design Engineering: Elementary Ergonomics

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The course is an introduction to basic physical ergonomics theory and practice and consists of the following topics: anthropometry (1D, 2D, 3D including digital human modeling), biomechanics, comfort and use cues. Furthermore, the role of user involvement in the design process (evaluation of existing products and environments and of created concepts, models and prototypes) will be explained.
Gaining knowledge of basic physical ergonomics theory and related skills to apply this knowledge.
Become acquainted with user evaluation techniques.

Study Goals
Gaining knowledge of basic physical ergonomics theory and related skills to apply this knowledge.
Become acquainted with user evaluation techniques. Setting up and performing observational research with an existing product and deliberately selected users.

Educational Methods
Each topic will be introduced in a lecture. With each lecture goes an assignment in which the theory of the lecture will be applied.

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