People have been designing for people for hundreds of thousands of years. Over the last 50 years, design has become a more complex and global activity. Designers must now consider the needs of diverse human beings when creating new products, buildings, services, and experiences. Accommodating the needs of all people has become the science of human factors. Still today most things are not well-designed for human comfort and safety and efficiently. Seats are often uncomfortable, computers often cause injury through repetitive work, vehicles often have poor visibility.
This three-hour introduction provides an overview of the fields of human factors, ergonomics, and anthropometry. The course looks at what are human factors, when and why are they applied. The course covers the history, methods and process of applying humans factors.The presenter has diverse global experience designing and managing Industrial Design for some of the world’s best-known brands working from design offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and was Chair of the largest Industrial Design Program in North America. Our aim is to provide designers with relevant high quality continuing education directed towards the changing needs of working designers in industry in diverse fields of design and architecture taught by some of the most experienced and recognized designers and architects in the world.