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Module code:PSYCGI13(Add to my personalised list)
Title:Ergonomics for Design
Credit value:15
Division:Division of Psychology and Language Sciences
Module organiser:Rachel Benedyk
Organiser's location:MPEB, Room 8.19
Organiser's email: r.benedyk@ucl.ac.uk
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Module prerequisites:Module is compulsory for students on MSc in HCI-E 
Module outline:This module assumes no previous knowledge of Ergonomics. It is taught through a mixture of lectures, hands-on practicals and groupwork. The syllabus draws from the wider discipline of ergonomics those topics that relate to the design and evaluation of human-machine systems, and in particular to human-computer systems. For example, the module includes relevant parts of workspace design, interface design, task analysis and risk assessment.
The module explains the physical abilities and limitations of people who use computer systems (the users) and the routes by which Ergonomics can help design systems that match the needs of the users and their tasks.
Students gain an understanding of the physical demands that interactive systems and their use environments might place upon users, and the routes by which Ergonomics can address these demands.
 
Module aims:
* To explain the abilities and limitations of people who use human-computer systems (the users) and the routes by which Ergonomics can help design human-computer systems that match the needs of the users and their tasks.
* To give the student an understanding of the demands that interactive systems and their use environments might place upon users, and the routes by which Ergonomics can address these demands.  
Module objectives:Knowledge and understanding of: The variability between users and the need to accommodate the 'limiting user' in design; The ergonomics of interactive systems workplaces and equipment together with the potential effects on the user and the work if poorly designed; The fundamental relevance of task analysis, posture, anthropometry etc when planning a workplace, and their use in ergonomics design; Techniques and standards for ergonomics in the context of HCI applications.
Intellectual (thinking skills) - able to: Appreciate the variability between users; Select and apply appropriate ergonomics data and standards; Predict potential effects of poor design on the user and the work.
Practical skills: Evaluate the factors of new technology workplaces and relate them to the tasks and the users; Apply a range of ergonomics techniques for evaluation and design
Transferable skills: Group presentation; Group work; Link theory with practice; Understand limitations of craft methods, and advantages of applied science. 
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Module timetable:https://cmis.adcom.ucl.ac.uk:4443/timetabling/moduleTimet.do?firstReq=Y&moduleId=PSYCGI13 
Module assessment:One piece of coursework (3,000 words) 100.00%. 
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Link to virtual learning environment(registered students only)https://moodle.ucl.ac.uk/course/view.php?id=8702 
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