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ERGONOMIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GIGA)

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TitleERGONOMIC DESIGN AND TECHNOLOGY (GIGA) [ Syllabus ]



Faculty Almansour, Ahmad
Term2018 Fall
Level Undergraduate


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#012018/09/27 What is Ergonomics?
- What is Ergonomics?
Brief history, Definition and importance of ergonomics, 
Type of problem/mismatch found in every day activity, 
product or service.
Report: Find your optimal product, or criticize a product. 
Students has to pick up a product or service or even a 
building and find the advantages and disadvantages in 
the design. Personal impression is enough.


#022018/10/04 Design Thinking
- Design Thinking
Design process and what should we do in every stage of 
the process.


#032018/10/11 【非公開】Practical Session 1

#042018/10/18 How the body and mind work? The Ergonomics Knowledge base.
- The Ergonomics Knowledge base.
- How the body and mind work
Energy requirements at work, mind information process and 
use of sensory capabilities.
Report: Make an Anthropometric data base. Students can 
measure or use available data and observe the differences 
between genders, and nations. Then learn how to compare 
them, and how to use the data in designing a product or 
a service.
Anatomical and Mechanical Structure of human body, 
anthropometry, and anthropometric data.


#052018/10/25 Thinking about people
- Thinking about people
Human capabilities in Learning, reasoning and memory. 
Contexts of use and requirements generation and PACT 
AnalysisReport: Do a PACT Analysis for a project 
(system, product, or service).


#062018/11/01 【非公開】Practical Session 2
- Ergonomics for Elderly

#072018/11/08 Work place Design. Ergonomic Factors
- Ergonomic Risk Factors
- Work place Design 1
- Work place Design 2
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.
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.


#082018/11/15 User-Centered design
- User-Centered design
UCD methodology, Key aspects of UCD design and Iterative 
design cycle.


#092018/11/29 【非公開】Practical Session 3

#102018/12/06 User Interface Design
- User Interface Design
General design Requirements, Robust systems, Standardization, 
Human-machine systems and interaction.
Definition, Importance, How to make a usable systems, 
home problems in using website, and how to do website 
usability testing.
Report: Modify your computer workstation according to 
Ergonomics Recommendations.


#112018/12/13 Website Usability Testing
- Website Usability Testing


#122018/12/20 【非公開】Ergonomics in Practice 1
- General Design Requirements
Real-life 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.

#132018/12/27 Ergonomics in Practice 2
- General Design Requirements
- Ergonomics in Healthcare & construction work
- Ergonomics for everyday
Real-life examples
Students will start presenting the final project.


#142019/01/17 Final Project Presentation
Students will present their final project using PowerPoint.



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