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Introduction to Human Factors

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COURSE DESCRIPTION

People have been designing for people for hundreds of thousands of years. Over the last 50 years, design has become a more complex and global activity. Designers must now consider the needs of diverse human beings when creating new products, buildings, services, and experiences. Accommodating the needs of all people has become the science of human factors. Still today most things are not well-designed for human comfort and safety and efficiently. Seats are often uncomfortable, computers often cause injury through repetitive work, vehicles often have poor visibility.

This three-hour introduction provides an overview of the fields of human factors, ergonomics, and anthropometry. The course looks at what are human factors, when and why are they applied. The course covers the history, methods and process of applying humans factors.

The presenter has diverse global experience designing and managing Industrial Design for some of the world's best known brands working from design offices in Europe, North America, Asia and Australia and was Chair of the largest Industrial Design Program in North America. 

Our aim is to provide designers with relevant high quality continuing education directed towards the changing needs of working designers in industry in diverse fields of design and architecture taught by some of the most experienced and recognized designers and architects in the world.

 

CLASS CONTENT

WORKSHOP CONTENT
   Intro to Human factors
Subjects covered Include:
  • What are Human Factors?
  • Who applies Human Factors?
  • Examples of poor Human factors
  • History of Human Factors
  • The value of Human Factors?
  • Human Factors Tools
  • Anthropometrics
  • Human Diversity
  • Percentiles
  • Universal Design
  • Design for the elderly
  • Design for the less abled
  • Color Blindness
  • Seating, furniture, and workstations
  • Architecture and Interiors
  • Vehicle Design
  • Controls and Interfaces
  • Review with multiple choice questions and instructor feedback

WHO SHOULD ATTEND

  • Engineers and Marketing professionals
  • Executives and senior business leaders 
  • Decision makers in R&D of products, services, systems and experiences
  • School teachers and students
  • Architects, industrial designers, interior designers, UX and web designers,
  • Service designers, exhibit designers, design educators and students, visual communication designers, packaging and fashion designers, all types of designers who may be working with Industrial Designers

 

DURATION

This class is 3 hours online. All classes have a live instructor and the students can ask questions and interact with the instructor during the class.

 

PREREQUISITES

None

 

WHAT YOU WILL GET

 

We provide a certificate for the course upon request. If you would like a digital certificate email us at info@curedale.com after the course and we will email you a digital certificate. You will receive by email after registration one digital copy of the book "Design Thinking Pocket Guide 2nd Edition" by Rob Curedale. 228 pages. ISBN-10: 1940805147 ISBN-13: 978-1-940805-14-6 Publisher: Design Community College November 1, 2015.

 

WHERE IS THE CLASS HELD

Classes are online

 

CLASS CAPACITY

We need a minimum of fourteen students to run a class.We may reschedule or cancel the class if the number of students does not reach the required minimum.We reserve the right to cancel a course in the event of an unforeseen circumstance, or if the minimum acceptable registration is not attained. In the event of a cancelation, we will refund the registration fee only.

 

INSTRUCTOR - ROB CUREDALE

Rob Curedale was born in Australia and worked as a Design Researcher, Design Director, Design Educator and Designer in London, Sydney, Vevey, Switzerland, Portugal, Los Angeles, Silicon Valley, Hong Kong, China and Detroit. Curedale has designed furniture, medical, technology and consumer products in global markets including Europe, Australia, Asia and North America.  

He has taught Human Factors at Universities and Design Schools in the US and Australia since 1980 and applied advanced Human Factors over hundreds of real-world design projects.

Rob's past positions include Senior Producer at frog responsible for proposal writing, client liaison and business project management, North American Design Manager at Haworth, the second largest furniture manufacturer in the World and Chair of Product Design at the College for Creative studies in Detroit, then the largest Product Design teaching department in North America.

Rob has lectured and taught widely internationally, including at Yale, Pepperdine MBA Innovation Program, Loyola Business Management Program, Art Center Pasadena, Cranbrook, Pratt, Art Center Europe; a faculty member at SCA and UTS Sydney; as Chair of Product Design and Chair of Furniture Design at the College for Creative Studies in Detroit, Art Institute California, Hollywood Campus, Cal State San Jose, Escola De Artes e Design in Oporto Portugal, Instituto De Artes Visuals, Design e Marketing, Lisbon, Southern Yangtze University, Jiao Tong University in Shanghai and Nanjing Arts Institute in China.

Clients include:  HP, Philips, GEC, Nokia, Sun, Apple, Canon, Motorola, Nissan, Audi VW, Disney, RTKL, Government of the United Arab Emirates, British and Australian military, Steelcase, Hon, Castelli, Hamilton Medical, Zyliss, Belkin, Gensler, Haworth, Honeywell, NEC, Hoover, Packard Bell, Dell, Black & Decker, Coleman and Harmon Kardon.

 

COURSE LOCAL TIMES

All times quoted here are US Pacific Standard Time. 
You can calculate your local time on the link below
http://www.timeanddate.com/worldclock/converter.html

 

 PAST PARTICIPANTS

 Past participants in our online programs have included executives, design managers, designers engineers and other decision-makers from the following organizations as well as many hundreds of other firms.


Tesla Motors, NASA, Kaleidoscope, Speckdesign, Intel, Nike, MillerCoors, Radiuspd, Gensler, Herman Miller,Trek bikes, Catalystnyc, Sylvania, Whipsaw, Berkeley University, Stanford University, Pininfarina, Inscape, Newbalance, MIT, Rhode Island School of Design,Tufts, Nokia, Steelcase, Ocad, California State University Santa Barbara,University of Michigan,In Form, RIT,Honeywell, Columbia University,Nissan, Volkswagen, Sony, Nestle, Kraft Foods, Otterbox, Henry Ford Museum, Samsung, Ammunition Group, frog Design, Ziba Design, Plantronics, Luxion, Philips, Method, Visteon, Texas Instruments, Cisco, Mindspring, Hasbro, Dow Corning, Bressler Group, Reebok, Logitech, HP,CCS, Praxxis, NCSU, Design & Industry, Kensington, Symantec, Canberra University, Australian Government Department of Defence, Maya, Karten Design, Autodesk, Barco, Shutterstock, Lucid, Colgate, Starbucks, Sunbeam

WHY DCC ONLINE EDUCATION

These are just a few of the many advantages of taking DCC online classes.

Lower total costs
With the costs of college education soaring, time and money are major considerations for deciding if a degree will pay off in the long run. All our textbooks are included. Our programs do not require students to take electives. This allows students to focus on their subject of choice and receive the education they need without having to spend time or money unnecessary classes. Relocating to a different region for a traditional college program is costly and time-consuming.
 
No hectic commutes
Our courses can help cut down or eliminate costs of commuting, babysitting, housing and other expenses incurred by attending classes in a traditional setting. Many students also find that the amount they save on fuel costs can be substantial if they don’t have to commute to a physical campus in general, no matter what the weather conditions may be.

Greater Choice
Enroll in your program of choice – regardless of where you are.  DCC courses allow students to choose from a wide variety programs not available in their area. Many of our students access our classes from places where it is difficult to access top quality design education.

Access to Better Expertise
All of our courses are taught by experts with considerable field experience presenting professionally relevant coursework that's highly applicable to your field of study. Our education is accessible anywhere on earth. Highly specialized design education is able to reach more people. Our courses are better organized than traditional courses. 

More interaction with the professor
Join chat sessions where only a handful of students are present, giving you more opportunities to ask questions, clarify points in the lecture and add depth to your knowledge of the materials presented. DCC Online courses offer introverted students the opportunity to participate in class discussions or chats with more ease than face-to-face classes. Students may feel more comfortable talking openly with their teachers through online chats, emails, and newsgroup discussions rather than face-to-face. 

Flexibility 
DCC online courses give students the universal access to attend classes wherever they have Internet access. Our classes offer accessibility for students who have physical and time restraints that do not allow them to attend traditional classes. Parents, working students, and mobile professionals can attend classes that fit their work schedule. Students can work a full-time job while taking courses. We offer education accessible for the homebound and those with physical limitations.
  
Learn from where you want to be

Anywhere with an internet connection.

  • At home
  • On vacation
  • At work
  • In the library
  • In the park
  • On a train
  • In your bath 

You can use the restroom or grab a drink if you need a short break easily do at home.

Easy to use

Teacher, lecture slides, chat box, and quiz questions all on one screen. There is no software and simple login. 
All you need is a web browser and a computer and you’re ready to learn.

Online classes are greener

Online classes save both energy and trees.

Speedy learning

According to a 2009 study from the US Department of Education, “Students who took all or part of a class online performed better, on average, than those taking the same course through traditional face-to-face instruction.  “Research shows that online students achieve same or better learning results in about half the time as those in traditional courses” DCC online courses are better organized than traditional courses.
 
Career advancement
Show prospective employers that you are ambitious and want to remain informed and prepared for any new challenges. Improve your technical skills: The practical skills students learn in our online courses translate to many design professions.

 

COMPUTER REQUIREMENTS 

To attend a class you will need one of the following:
Your system should have a microphone and speakers internally or externally.
To attend a class students are required to have a functioning microphone and interact with the teacher.

Windows 
Operating systemWindows 8
 Windows 7
 Windows Vista
 Windows XP
 Windows 2003 Server
Processor2.4GHz or more
RAM2GB or more
InternetDSL or better
Bandwidth700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
BrowserInternet Explorer® 7.0 or newer
 Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
 Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
Additional softwareJavaScript™

Mac  
Operating systemMac OS® X 10.6 (Snow Leopard®)
 Mac OS® X 10.7 (Lion®)
 Mac OS® X 10.8 (Mountain Lion®)
Processor2.4GHz Intel processor (Core 2 Duo)
RAM1GB
InternetDSL or better
Bandwidth700Kbps or more for simultaneous screen sharing, video and audio conferencing
BrowserSafari® 3.0 or newer
 Mozilla® Firefox® 4.0 or newer
 Google Chrome™ 5.0 or newer
Additional softwareJavaScript™

iOS  
Operating systemiOS 5 or newer
DeviceiPad® 1 or newer
 iPhone® 3GS or newer
 iPod® Touch (3rd generation) or newer
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP

Android  
Operating systemAndroid 2.2 or higher
Processor1Ghz CPU or higher recommended
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP

Windows 8 & Windows RT
Operating systemWindows 8 or Windows RT
Processorx86, x64 or ARM
InternetWiFi recommended for VoIP

 

TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1.  A $50.00 fee will be charged to participants who transfer to another course within 2 weeks of the original course.
  2. Cancelations can be made up until 14 days before the scheduled event date and will incur a $50.00 cancelation fee.
  3. Refunds or credits will not be issued for cancelations made after 14 days before the scheduled class date or after 14 days before the first class in a series of classes.
  4. Refunds or credits will not be issued for no-shows or for those who begin a course but do not complete it.If the event is canceled all attendees will be notified via email and a refund issued or transfer to the next available course session
  5. The cost of travel, accommodation and meals and any other costs not described above are not included.
  6. Only one discount may be applied to a registration.
  7. We reserve the right to make changes at any time without notice including, but not confined to price, content, description, starting time, duration,  presenters, and location.
  8. The registrant is responsible for all cancelation fees including those that may apply to for travel accommodation and meals.
  9. Substitutions: If you are unable to attend the program, you can always send a substitute—even at the last minute. Email us to inform us of the change
  10. Special Needs: If you have any dietary restrictions, allergies, special needs or handicaps, please make a note on the first page of the registration form for face-to-face workshops. 
  11. Registrants agree by registering not to present the content to an audience of more than one person or to reproduce or distribute content of this class by any means.Registrants further agree to pay the full registration fee for every person who views this presentation as a consequence of the registrant's registration.



We provide a certificate for the course upon request. If you would like a digital certificate email us at info@curedale.com after the course and we will email you a digital certificate. You will receive by email after registration one digital copy of the book "Design Thinking Pocket Guide 2nd Edition" by Rob Curedale. 228 pages. ISBN-10: 1940805147 ISBN-13: 978-1-940805-14-6 Publisher: Design Community College November 1, 2015.

Have questions about Introduction to Human Factors? Contact The Design Community College

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See the full list of our books and courses here
https://dcc-online.selz.com

 

DCC PUBLICATIONS


Design Thinking Process & Methods Guide 2nd Edition

Experience Maps Journey Maps Blueprints Empathy Maps


Design Thinking Pocket Guide 2nd Edition


 
Design Research Methods


 
30 Good Ways to Innovate

Service Blueprints

Service Design 250 Essential Methods

Mapping Methods for Design and Strategy

Design Methods: 200 ways to apply Design Thinking

Design Methods:200 more ways to apply Design Thinking

50 Brainstorming Methods for Team and Individual Ideation

50 Selected Design Methods

China Design Index

Design Thinking Templates and Teaching Exercises
Free download

 
Design Thinking Quick Reference Guide
Free download

Using Post it Notes: Ideas for Design and Research
Free download

 

ABOUT US
The Design Community College was established to promote cross-disciplinary international learning, discussion and collaboration between diverse fields of design and architecture.The Design Community College mission is to create, develop, coordinate and promote relevant education, learning, and opportunities for the fast changing needs of the global professional design practitioner community.

Our goal is to provide more accessible, better value, more relevant higher quality design education than is currently available through traditional design schools.

 

http://dcc-edu.org

 

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