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Title: Ergonomics for beginners: Industrial design perspective
Department: Engineering Design
Author: Prof. Debkumar Chakrabarti
University: IIT Guwahati
Type: WebLink

Overview of ergonomics and design relevances; Man' the prime system component; Man'machine'environment interaction system and user'friendly design practice; Human compatibility, comfort and adaptability; Fundamentals of ergonomics: Physical (anthropometrics, human body' structure and function, posture, movement and biomechanics), Physiological (work physiology) and Psychological aspects (behavior, cognitive aspects and mental workload); Information processing, human error and risk perception; Visual performance and visual displays; environmental factors influencing human performance; Occupational stress; safety and health issues; Ergonomics criteria/check while designing; Design process involving ergonomics check and ergonomic design evaluation and Participatory ergonomics aspects.
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