After passing the course, the student can:
- knowledge and understanding of user-centred design principles (understanding how context, goals and human capabilities influence usability and satisfaction)
- define a user-centred list of requirements by means of both analytic and explorative methods (PACA analysis, scenario writing, personas, function analysis, function allocation)
- iteratively design and prototype an user interface according to user-centred design guidelines and using a variety of prototyping techniques
- evaluate conceptual designs by means of heuristics
- define a set-up for a usability test
- evaluate a product design by means of usability testing (Project Smart Products)
This is a part of Module 4 of the Bachelor Industrial Design Engineering. See here for the compete description of this module.|
Human Factors and ergonomics is the science of human functioning and the application of this knowledge in the design process. Taking into account human - product interactions and the functioning of the human herein from the very start of the design process enables you to design products that suit user needs and wishes.
In this course you will learn first to analyse the user and the context of use for your design. Based on this you will define the fundamental interaction between the user(s), context and your design. You will iteratively develop this interaction into a product design, including its user interface. You will apply a process which is characterized by iterative steps between designing according to user-centred design guidelines, prototyping using a variety of prototyping techniques (e.g. story boards, paper prototyping and interactive demo's), and (intermediate) usability evaluations. Final step will be to set-up and perform a usability test with end-users to evaluate your design in context based on which you will define recommendations for further development.
external students who are interested in this elective: please contact: firstname.lastname@example.org