CT4014: Human Factors


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CT4014: Human Factors

Module Title Human Factors
Module Code CT4014
Module Tutor Michelle Williams
School Business School
CAT Points 15
Level of Study 4
Brief Description This module provides opportunity to explore the basic principles and the application of human factors within product design.
Indicative Syllabus Introduction to ergonomics and user centred design from a physiological and psychological perspective. To be able to employ these principles to create product designs for user satisfaction and ease of use.
Learning Outcomes

A student passing this module should be able to:

  1. Understand basic human anatomy.
  2. Apply static and dynamic anthropometric data to designs.
  3. Understand multi sensory design and interaction design.
  4. Comprehend inclusive design and it’s application.
  5. Appreciate design for comfort.
  6. Empathise and define the user needs, employing appropriate usability methodologies in connection with social and individual concerns such as safety, inclusion and wellbeing.
Learning and Teaching Activities Scheduled Contact Hours: 36
Independent Learning Hours: 114
Assessment (For further details see the Module Guide) 001: 100% Coursework: Individual, portfolio: 2000 words or equivalent
Special Assessment Requirements
Indicative Resources The current reading list can be found in the Module Guide, which your lecturer should make available via Moodle.

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