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Ergonomics in Design




Definition, History and Scope of Human Factors/Ergonomics; Principles of fitting design configurations to the users; Man-machine-environment interaction system: A design perspective; Human compatibility, comfort and adaptability;

Physical aspects of human factors: anthropometrics, human body-structure and function, posture, joint movement and biomechanics;

Occupational stress and Musculoskeletal disorders; Safety and health issues;

Cognitive aspects of user-system interaction: perception, information processing, user behavior, error and risk perception;

Principles of human factors in visual communication; Visual display in different planes- static shape, size, font type and dynamic characters of display;

Environmental factors influencing human performance;

Participatory ergonomics aspects



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2.     Sanders, M., McCormick, E., Human Factors in Engineering and Design, 7th Ed., McGraw-Hill International Editions: Psychology Series, 2013

3.     Wicknes, C., Gordon, S., Liu, Y., and Gordon-Becker, S., An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering, Longman, New York, 2015

4.     Chakrabarti, D., Indian Anthropometric Dimensions for ergonomic design practice, National Institute of Design, Ahmedabad, 1997

5.     Salvendy, G. (ed.), Handbook of Human Factors and ergonomics, 4th Ed., John Wiley & Sons, Inc., 2012

6.     Dul, J., Weerdmeester, B., Ergonomics for beginners, a quick reference guide, 3rd Ed., CRC Press, Taylor & Francis Group, 2008.