Human Factors for Inclusive Design

 
Degree: Master
University: Loughborough University , Faculty: Ergonomics (Human Sciences)
City: Leicestershire , Country: United Kingdom
Discipline: Applied Sciences, Proffesions&Arts
 
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  • Start Date of Studies October
  • Language English
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  • Programme Description

    Programme Description

    Ergonomics or Human Factors (the two terms are used interchangeably) is about 'fit'. The fit between people, things they do, objects they use and environments in which they work, travel and play. If good fit is achieved, the stresses on people are reduced. They are more comfortable, they can do things more quickly, and easily, and they make fewer mistakes. The scientific discipline concerned with the understanding of interactions among humans and other elements of a system. The profession applies theoretical principles, data and methods to design in order to optimise human well-being and overall system performance.

    The programme in Human Factors for Inclusive Design provides a Human Factors education focusing on human needs in design applications, including systems, workplaces and artefacts, information and communications devices. User-centred methods will be included.

    The programme incorporates specific study of human requirements, including not only able-bodied adults but also the young, older adults, and people with disabilities. Cultural implications are also considered, and issues in the communication of ergonomics ideas (e.g. to designers) are addressed. This programme is particularly suitable for those who have studied design, has a strong practitioner bias and students are encouraged to undertake their main projects in industry.

    Ergonomists work in almost any industry: aerospace, ground transportation, hospitals, government services, industry and commerce. Our graduates are consistently very successful in finding employment in academic, government, corporate services and industrial settings, often through contacts made during their projects. There are also opportunities for continuing research in the Department on the Ph.D. programme.

 
 
 

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