COURSE INTRODUCTION AND APPLICATION INFORMATION


Course Name
Human Factors
Code
Semester
Theory
(hour/week)
Application/Lab
(hour/week)
Local Credits
ECTS
ID 205
Fall
2
0
2
4
Prerequisites
None
Course Language
English
Course Type
Required
Course Level
First Cycle
Mode of Delivery -
Teaching Methods and Techniques of the Course
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
Assistant(s) -
Course Objectives To introduce the fundamental terms and concepts of human factors;
To teach some key issues regarding ergonomic design;
To discuss anthropometric, biomechanical and physiological principles and how they are used to optimize human wellbeing and overall performance.
Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • will be able to remember and comment on the basic principles related to human factors.
  • will be able to give examples to correct applications of ergonomic principles in product design history.
  • will be able to apply basic principles to follow in the design of human-product interfaces.
  • will be able to apply the basic ergonomics principles in the design of hand tools or products that require the use of the hands.
  • will be able to apply basic principles that facilitate perception in products which use text, graphic, or symbols.
Course Description This course covers the basic principles of human factors. It explains the importance of anthropometric, biomechanical, physiological, and psychological principles in product design and provides guidelines for application of such principles.

 



Course Category

Core Courses
X
Major Area Courses
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

 

WEEKLY SUBJECTS AND RELATED PREPARATION STUDIES

Week Subjects Required Materials
1 Introduction to Human Factors Chapter 1 (Dul & Weredmeester)
2 Anthropometry Chapter 2
3 Biomechanics & Musculoskeletal System Chapter 2
4 Biomechanics & Musculoskeletal System Chapter 2
5 Biomechanics – Posture Chapter 2
6 Biomechanics - Movement Chapter 2
7 Work Physiology Chapter 3
8 Project Review Present your initial findings
9 MIDTERM All subjects covered
10 Hand Tool Design Powerpoint presentations
11 Hand Tool Design - Application and Observation See related guide
12 Control and Displays Chapter 3
13 Designing Safe Products Powerpoint presentations
14 Environmental Factors: Noise/Vibration Chapter 4
15 Review
16 Review
Course Notes/Textbooks

Course notes & Powerpoint presentations

Suggested Readings/Materials

Jan Dul and Bernard Weerdmeester, Ergonomics for Beginners, 3rd Edition, Taylor&Francis (2008)

N. Stanton (ed.), Human Factors in Consumer Products, ed. N. Stanton, CRC Taylor&Francis, 2004

W.S. Green and P.W. Jordan (eds.), Human Factors in Product Design, CRC Taylor&Francis, 1999

A.R. Tilley ; The Measure of Man and Woman : Human Factors in Design, New York : John Wiley & Sons, 2002

Handbook of human factors and ergonomics, edited by G. Salvendy, Hoboken, NJ : John Wiley & Sons, 2006

 

EVALUATION SYSTEM

Semester Activities Number Weigthing
Participation
Laboratory / Application
1
5
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
2
10
Presentation / Jury
Project
1
30
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterm
1
25
Final Exam
1
30
Total

Weighting of Semester Activities on the Final Grade
7
70
Weighting of End-of-Semester Activities on the Final Grade
1
30
Total

ECTS / WORKLOAD TABLE

Semester Activities Number Duration (Hours) Workload
Course Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
2
32
Laboratory / Application Hours
(Including exam week: 16 x total hours)
16
Study Hours Out of Class
7
1
7
Field Work
Quizzes / Studio Critiques
8
Portfolio
Homework / Assignments
2
5
Presentation / Jury
5
Project
1
20
Seminar / Workshop
Oral Exam
Midterms
1
10
Final Exams
1
20
    Total
99

 

COURSE LEARNING OUTCOMES AND PROGRAM QUALIFICATIONS RELATIONSHIP

#
Program Competencies/Outcomes
* Contribution Level
1
2
3
4
5
1

To be able to equipped with theoretical and practical knowledge of industrial design, and to apply it to a variety of products, services and systems from conventional industries to urban scale with innovative and sustainable approaches

X
2

To be able to communicate design concepts and proposals for solutions, which are supported with quantitative and qualitative data, to specialists and non-specialists through visual, written, and oral means

X
3

To be able to equipped with the related theoretical and methodological knowledge of engineering, management, and visual communication that is required for interdisciplinary characteristic of industrial design; and to collaborate with other disciplines, organizations, or companies

X
4

To be able to equipped with the knowledge of history and theory of design, arts and crafts; and culture of industrial design

X
5

To be able to equipped with social, cultural, economic, environmental, legal, scientific and ethical values in the accumulation, interpretation and/or application of disciplinary information and to employ these values regarding different needs

X
6

To be able to develop contemporary approaches individually and as a team member to solve today’s problems in the practice of industrial design

X
7

To be able to define design problems within their contexts and circumstances, and to propose solutions for them within the discipline of industrial design considering materials, production technologies and ergonomics

X
8

To be able to use digital information and communication technologies, physical model making techniques and machinery, at an adequate level to the discipline of industrial design

9

To be able to employ design research and methods within the theory and practice of industrial design

X
10

To be able to recognize the need and importance of a personal lifelong learning attitude towards their chosen specialization area within the industrial design field

X
11

To be able to collect data in the areas of industrial design and communicate with colleagues in a foreign language ("European Language Portfolio Global Scale", Level B1)

12

To be able to speak a second foreign language at a medium level of fluency efficiently

X
13

To be able to relate the knowledge accumulated throughout the human history to their field of expertise

X

*1 Lowest, 2 Low, 3 Average, 4 High, 5 Highest