University of Technology Sydney

84122 Ergonomics and Industrial Design

Requisite(s): 84110 Aesthetics in Industrial Design AND 84111 Understanding Three-dimensional Form AND 84115 Informing Industrial Design



Ergonomics is the application of scientific information about human capabilities and limitations to design. Anthropometry is a component of ergonomics that is about the measure of human scale and strength. Ergonomics and anthropometry play a fundamental role in industrial design. The scale and capabilities of humans provides critical guidelines for the successful development of product and interface designs. By appropriate application of data, designers can make designs that are efficient and effective to use. This subject introduces the various measures of both efficiency and scale, and informs students of where to find and how to set about interpreting scientific data relating to the topic.

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Autumn session, City campus

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