ECTS - Ergonomics in Product Design

Ergonomics in Product Design (EUT225) Course Detail

Course Name Course Code Season Lecture Hours Application Hours Lab Hours Credit ECTS
Ergonomics in Product Design EUT225 3 0 0 3 3
Pre-requisite Course(s)
Course Language Turkish
Course Type N/A
Course Level Bachelor’s Degree (First Cycle)
Mode of Delivery Face To Face
Learning and Teaching Strategies Lecture, Discussion, Question and Answer, Drill and Practice, Problem Solving, Team/Group, Brain Storming, Project Design/Management.
Course Coordinator
Course Lecturer(s)
  • Instructor Dr. Ezgi İlhan
Course Assistants
Course Objectives Teaching the principles of ergonomics in Industrial Design and to approach the design problem with ergonomics perspective.
Course Learning Outcomes The students who succeeded in this course;
  • Learns basic concepts in ergonomics.
  • Recognizes the impact of physical and cognitive ergonomics into the design process.
  • Learns different ways of accessing user-focused information, recognizes different platforms where information can be researched.
  • Discusses the theoretical and practical use and need of ergonomics inputs in the design process.
  • Experiences the methods and approaches applied in ergonomics field.
  • Develops approaches to design problem from user perspective.
Course Content Physical and cognitive ergonomics, universal design, user experience.

Weekly Subjects and Releated Preparation Studies

Week Subjects Preparation
1 Introduction, expectations
2 Introduction to ergonomics Physical and cognitive ergonomics
3 Antropometry and biomechanics Static and dynamic data-The muscular and skeletal system
4 Hand tool ergonomics Products carried on the back Interaction with the products
5 Workspace design Automative design
6 Midterm
7 Evaluation and discussion on the midterm results
8 User research
9 Workspace design, home ergonomics Product-related accidents
10 Cognition, perception, behaviour
11 Interaction design Human-computer interaction User-customer experience
12 User interface design Control and display ergonomics
13 Universal design Usability, functionality, satisfaction Product and designer responsibilities
14 Student presentations
15 Student presentations
16 Final Exam


Other Sources 1. Bridger R.S. (2018). Introduction to Human Factors and Ergonomics. (Fourth Edition). Taylor & Francis, London
2. Neufert, E. (2012). Architects’ Data. Fourth Edition, Blackwell Publishing, USA
3. Applied Ergonomics
4. International Journal of Industrial Ergonomics
5. Human Factors: The Journal of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society
6. Pheasant, S. (2005), Bodyspace: Anthropometry, Ergonomics and the Design of Work, Taylor and Francis: Londra.
7. Norman, D. (1990), The Design of Everyday Things, Currency: New York.
8. Green, W.S., P.W. Jordan (1999), Human factors in product design: current practice and future trends, Taylor and Francis: Londra.
9. Cushman, W.H., Rosenberg, D.J. (1991), Human factors in product design, Elsevier: New York.

Evaluation System

Requirements Number Percentage of Grade
Attendance/Participation - -
Laboratory - -
Application - -
Field Work - -
Special Course Internship - -
Quizzes/Studio Critics - -
Homework Assignments 3 30
Presentation 1 20
Project - -
Report - -
Seminar - -
Midterms Exams/Midterms Jury 1 20
Final Exam/Final Jury 1 30
Toplam 6 100
Percentage of Semester Work 70
Percentage of Final Work 30
Total 100

Course Category

Core Courses
Major Area Courses X
Supportive Courses
Media and Managment Skills Courses
Transferable Skill Courses

The Relation Between Course Learning Competencies and Program Qualifications

# Program Qualifications / Competencies Level of Contribution
1 2 3 4 5
1 Has the ability to reflect the multidimensional knowledge obtained regarding the field to the academic environment. X
2 Has the knowledge and understanding regarding the necessary intellectual, discursive, scientific, technological, aesthetic, artistic, historical and cultural background for the field. X
3 Has the knowledge and understanding in the economic, environmental, social areas and regarding the sustainability principles and standards in the field of Industrial Design. X
4 Has the knowledge of legal framework and standards regarding the field. X
5 Has the knowledge and understanding on the corporate and ethical values regarding the field. X
6 Has the ability to develop concepts and reflect the theory to practice, develop alternative design solutions and carry out the project process independently from the conceptual stage to the implemenetation. X
7 Has the ability to identify the necessary research in the field, use the correct research methods and techniques and interpret the results. X
8 Has the ability to use the effective drawing, written and visual presentation techniques and tools in the studies regarding the field. X
9 Has the self-confidence and competence to take individual and collective responsibility in the interdisciplinary studies. X
10 Learns the knowledge and abilities in the field by evaluating them with a critical approach and through generating antithesis and synthesis. X
11 Act with the awareness of lifelong learning. Has the necessary motivation and learning skills for this. X
12 Follows the developments in the field through using a foreign language at least at European Language Portfolio B1 level and communicates effectively with the colleagues. X
13 Uses the computer software at least at the advanced level of European Computer Driving Licence and uses the information technologies required in the field interactively. X
14 Uses his/her knowledge and skills in a professional manner, in the light of ethical principles, in accordance with the professional rules and standards and legal frameworks and considering their social, environmental and ethical consequences. X
15 With the knowledge of human values, the student is respectful to the human rights and social and cultural rights. Shows the necessary sensitivity for the protection of the natural environment and cultural heritage; acts with the awareness of social responsibility and social justice. X

ECTS/Workload Table

Activities Number Duration (Hours) Total Workload
Course Hours (Including Exam Week: 16 x Total Hours) 16 3 48
Special Course Internship
Field Work
Study Hours Out of Class
Presentation/Seminar Prepration 1 5 5
Homework Assignments 3 3 9
Quizzes/Studio Critics
Prepration of Midterm Exams/Midterm Jury 1 5 5
Prepration of Final Exams/Final Jury 1 8 8
Total Workload 75