Ergonomics is an important part of any product design. Whether your product or workstation is comfortable to use will make or break your customer's relationship with it. This course will introduce you to the principles of ergonomic design.
Ergonomic principles are applied to decrease the strain on a human body allowing them to work harder or for longer while remaining comfortable and avoiding injury. This course, Product Design: Introduction to Ergonomic Considerations, will help you begin implementing these principles into your design. First, you will see how to calculate static forces and understand how they can create injuries over time. Next, you will be exposed to some risk assessment best practices. Finally, you will get see some examples of good ergonomic design as it applies to display and control layouts for many types of workspaces. When you're finished with this course, you will be ready to correctly design for the majority of your users.
Robert Graduated from the University of Utah in 2014 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Emphasis on Ergonomics and Safety. He works in the consumer electronics industry designing audio products such as headphones, earbuds, and bluetooth speakers. He has his CSWE certification (Expert) and is married with two kids.