Ergonomics and Human Centred Design


The module explores ergonomics and human factors for product design and interior design.  Students will explore various interiors sectors and related products (Healthcare, Education, Workplace, Hospitality, Leisure, Retail, Residential), and will research and apply anthropometric data to address design problems.  Learners will explore case studies of evidence based design solutions, and apply to their own project work.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Access, interpret and apply evidence-based ergonomics and human factors research to design solutions

  2. Integrate systems of form, function, colour, material, and finish in design solutions.

  3. Communicate design ideas through visual, verbal and written methods 

  4. Evaluate and propose ergonomic interventions to existing case studies, making recommendations for further design development

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