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Ergonomics in Design

Ergonomics is the application of scientific information about people in order to design products and systems so that they are safe, productive, comfortable and healthy for people to use.

People are of different shapes, sizes, strength, speed, judgment, skills, and capabilities. Hence when designing products the necessary aspects for task performance have to be considered. What is important is to fit the task to the person rather than fitting a person to a task so that a majority of the people are able to and like to do what needs to be done.

In this course, regardless of your background, you will learn the core concepts of ergonomics so that you can evaluate and redesign products to fit people. The course will focus on recognizing the workings of the human body so that products and systems are compatible with the structure of people and will allow you to be creative and to identify engineering solutions thereby improving human performance, reducing the risk of discomfort and injury when interacting with products

This course will allow you to get hands-on experience through a wide variety of demonstrations and case studies for you to grasp the concepts easily. With the knowledge gained, you can experience the excitement of creating your own products that will wow users whether it be for continuing education or just for knowledge.

What you'll learn

  • Apply ergonomic principles for the creation of safer, healthier and more efficient and effective products and activities
  • Recognize the workings of the human body and their implications on products
  • Identify engineering solutions to improve human performance and reduce the risk of discomfort and injury when interacting with products

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Instructor Ravindra Goonetilleke
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Language English
Subjects Art & Design
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Rating Not enough ratings
Length 6 weeks
Effort 5 - 6 hours per week
Starts On Demand (Start anytime)
Cost $60
From edX
Instructor Ravindra Goonetilleke
Download Videos On all desktop and mobile devices
Language English
Subjects Art & Design
Tags Design

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