Introduction to Human Factors

$200.00

Description
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.

Who should attend?

Designers, consultants. engineers, marketing professionals, project managers, team leaders. managers, executives, and students. Please note we do not provide courses for those preparing online course materials.

Duration
This class is 3 hours online. All classes have a live instructor and the students can ask questions and interact with the instructor and other students during the class.

Prerequisites
None

What will you get?
We provide a certificate for the course upon request. If you would like a digital certificate email us at info@dcc-edu.org after the course and we will email you a digital certificate. You will receive by email after registration one digital copy of the book “Design Thinking Pocket Guide 2nd Edition” by Rob Curedale. 228 pages. ISBN-10: 1940805147 ISBN-13: 978-1-940805-14-6 Publisher: Design Community College November 1, 2015.The link will be in your confirmation email after registration.

Where is the class held?
Classes are online

Course local times
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Prices listed are for a single attendee. 10% discount for 10 or more attendees. 20% discount for 20 or more attendees.

Description

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.

Content

  • Intro to Human factors
  • Subjects covered Include:
  • What are Human Factors?
  • Who applies Human Factors?
  • Examples of poor Human factors
  • History of Human Factors
  • The value of Human Factors?
  • Human Factors Tools
  • Anthropometrics
  • Human Diversity
  • Percentiles
  • Universal Design
  • Design for the elderly
  • Design for the less abled
  • Color Blindness
  • Seating, furniture, and workstations
  • Architecture and Interiors
  • Vehicle Design
  • Controls and Interfaces
  • Review with questions and instructor feedback

About the instructor

Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a Design Researcher, Design Director, Design Educator and Designer in London, Sydney, Vevey, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, China and Detroit. Curedale has designed furniture, medical, technology and consumer products in global markets including Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.

He has taught Human Factors at Universities and Design Schools in the US and Australia since 1980 and applied advanced Human Factors over hundreds of real-world design projects.

Rob’s past positions include Senior Producer at frog responsible for proposal writing, client liaison and business project management, North American Design Manager at Haworth, the second largest furniture manufacturer in the World and Chair of Product Design at the College for Creative studies in Detroit, then the largest Product Design teaching department in North America.

Rob has lectured and taught widely internationally, including at Yale, Pepperdine MBA Innovation Program, Loyola Business Management Program, Art Center Pasadena, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe; a faculty member at SCA and UTS Sydney; as Chair of Product Design and Chair of Furniture Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Art Institute California, Hollywood Campus, Cal State San Jose, Escola De Artes e Design in Oporto Portugal, Instituto De Artes Visuals, Design e Marketing, Lisbon, Southern Yangtze University, Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and Nanjing Arts Institute in China.

Clients include:  HP, Philips, GEC, Nokia, Sun, Apple, Canon, Motorola, Nissan, Audi VW, Disney, RTKL, Government of the United Arab Emirates, British and Australian military, Steelcase, Hon, Castelli, Hamilton Medical, Zyliss, Belkin, Gensler, Haworth, Honeywell, NEC, Hoover, Packard Bell, Dell, Black & Decker, Coleman and Harmon Kardon.

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