Module 5: Design of products and workplaces for the needs of specific target and user groups

Time requirement: approx. 90 minutes
Last update 2017

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Module 5 - Design of products and workplaces 

Learning objectives

The students …

  • are familiar with a range of target groups and operator populations, and with the resulting differences in design criteria
  • are familiar with the targets for the ergonomic quality of work sys-tems, and with the methods for its assessment
  • are familiar with the complexity of work systems, including possible effects of separate design solutions
  • are able to structure a work situation schematically in accordance with the concept of a work system, and to deduce from it the need for action and design
  • are able to develop ergonomic solutions of their own, systematically and in consideration of existing and known design specifications (e.g. standards), for work systems, products or individual elements (hand-machine interface)

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