Ergonomics in Design

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متاح الآن إلى 2024-06-25
33.00 ساعة تعليمية
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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.


Ravindra Goonetilleke
Ravindra Goonetilleke

Dr. Ravindra Goonetilleke is Professor Emeritus at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology (HKUST) and holds a joint appointment in the Division of Integrative Systems and Design and the Department of Industrial Engineering and Decision Analytics. He teaches Human-Centered Design and his research interests are innovative design and product development.

Prior to HKUST, he was the Human Factors Manager at the NIKE Sport Research Lab in Beaverton Oregon, and a Senior Ergonomist at the Biomechanics Corporation of America in Long Island New York. He has served as a consultant for many multi-national companies in the area of Ergonomics and Product Design. He is a Fellow of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society (USA), International Ergonomics Association and the Hong Kong Ergonomics Society.