Human Factors and Aesthetics in Design

No.SubjectLTPCCat.
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.

References:

1. Mark S. Sanders and Ernest J. McCormick, “Human Factors in Engineering and Design”, McGraw-Hill, 1992
2. Robert W. Bailey, “ Human Performance Engineering” A Guide for System Desigers”, Prentice-Hall, 1982
3. “Human Factors in Automotive Design”, SAE International SP 1591, SAE, Warrendale, USA, 2001.
4. Phillips, C.A., “Human Factors Engineering”, John Wiley & Sons, 2000.
5. “Human Engineering, Design Criteria Standard”, MIL-STD-1472F, Department of Defense, USA, 1999
6. Bahr, N., System safety engineering and risk assessment: A practical approach. Washington DC, Taylor and Francis; 1997

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