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ERGONOMIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GIGA)

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TitleERGONOMIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GIGA) [ Syllabus ]



Faculty Almansour, Ahmad
Term2017 Fall
Level Undergraduate


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#012017/04/13 What is Ergonomics?
- Lecture 1: What is Ergonomics
Brief history, Definition, and the importance of ergonomics, Type of 
problem/mismatch found in everyday activity, product or service.
Report: Find your optimal product, or criticize a product. Students 
have to pick up a product or service or even a building and find the 
advantages and disadvantages in the design. The personal impression 
is enough.


#022017/04/20 Design Thinking
- Lecture 2: Design Thinking
The design process and what should we do at every stage of the 
process.


#032017/04/27 The Ergonomics Knowledge base
- The Ergonomics Knowledge base
- Anthropometric Data
Anatomical and Mechanical Structure of human body, anthropometry, and 
anthropometric data.


#042017/05/11 How the body and mind work?
- Lecture 4: How the body and mind work?
Energy requirements at work, mind information process and use of 
sensory capabilities.
Report: Make an Anthropometric database. Students can measure or use 
available data and observe the differences between genders, and 
nations. Then learn how to compare between them, and how to use the 
data in designing a product or a service.


#052017/05/18 Thinking about people
- Thinking about people
Human capabilities in Learning, reasoning, and memory. Contexts of 
use and requirements generation and PACT Analysis
Report: Do a PACT Analysis for a project (system, product, or 
service).


#062017/05/25 Ergonomic Factors
- Ergonomic Factors
Kinds of Ergonomic Factors at work, MSDs, risk factors, and 
Prevention Strategies.
Report: Generate requirements for a system or a product.
Much care has to be given to Functional features and Non-functional 
features.


#072017/06/01 Work place Design
- Work place Design
- Work place Design2
General workplace layout, Dimensions, General Ergonomic principles of 
Laboratory, Microscope workstation, floors, Ramps and stairs, 
Computer workstation, Visual work dimensions, and How to apply 
anthropometric data.


#082017/06/08 User-Centered design
- User-Centered Design
UCD methodology, Key aspects of UCD design and Iterative design cycle.


#092017/06/15 Usability & Website usability
- Usability & Website usability
Definition, Importance, How to make usable systems, home problems in 
using website, and how to do website usability testing.


#102017/06/22 Basic Design Requirements
- Website Usability and testing
- Basic Design Requirements
General design Requirements, Robust systems, Standardization, Human-
machine systems and interaction.


#112017/06/29 3D Printing technology and Ergonomics (Practical Session at Media Center)
How to use 3D printing in evaluating ergonomic models.
Report: Find some usability problems in your favorite website.

#122017/07/06 Ergonomics in Practice 1
Some real ergonomic design examples.

Report: Final project. Students have to develop an ergonomic design 
using the techniques they learned. The design can be a product, a 
tool, a building, or a service. For those who chose to develop a 
product or a tool can use 3D printing techniques to make a prototype. 
Others can submit their design on papers using drawings.

#132017/07/13 Ergonomics in Practice 2
Some real ergonomic design examples.
Start Final Project Presentation.

#142017/07/20 Final Project Presentation
Students will present their final project using PowerPoint.


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