Human Factors and Aesthetics in Design

ED 3010 Human Factors and Aesthetics in Design 3 1-4PMT
History of Human Performance; Human Factors and Systems; Human Psychology and performance; Human Limits and Differences; Sensors, Body and performance; Environmental conditions – influence on human performance; Fundamentals of biomechanics (biostatics, biodynamics), Musculo-skeletal system; force analysis during bending, lifting, carrying; Ergonomics

Designing for People; Workplace design based on anthropometry, bio-mechanics, ergonomics; Human operator control (virtual environments, haptic controls), Human computer Interface

Human factors in automobile, aircraft and medical systems design and representative case studies
Aesthetics in Design – Development of form in Product Design, Creative form Synthesis, Colour and texture as elements of design.


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