Product and Ergonomics

Course Code :1035FOWPOW
Study domain:Product Development
Academic year:2017-2018
Semester:2nd semester
Contact hours:76
Credits:6
Study load (hours):168
Contract restrictions: Exam contract not possible
Language of instruction:Dutch
Exam period:exam in the 2nd semester
Lecturer(s)Guido De Bruyne
Ingrid Moons
Jan Corremans
Theo Linders
Dirk van Gogh
Elke Mestdagh

3. Course contents *

1. Insight into physical, sensory and cognitive ergonomics. Being able to assess product functionality.

What is ergonomics?
Design for groups
User centered research methods
Physical ergonomics
Sensory ergonomics
Cognitive ergonomics

2. Marketing and branding

Analysis of company values ​​for a demarcated product group.
Converting company values ​​to a product portfolio and market positioning.
Develop visual identity.

3. Design exercise

Usage analysis of an existing product leading to an ergonomic improvement process.
Schedule, execute and document ergonomic verification through a trial setup.
Handling a template adapted to the intended target group and consistent with a self-designed visual identity.
Understanding of the design process (from multidisciplinary analysis on product specifications, design drivers, and product solutions part-solutions) Integration of skills from form and context, and from technical and spatial insight within a product concept.
Draft proposal and presentation