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Course syllabus 1_ERG_D - Ergonomics and Universal Design (FA - SS 2018/2019)

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University: Slovak University of Technology in Bratislava
Faculty: Faculty of Architecture
Course unit code: 1_ERG_D
Course unit title: Ergonomics and Universal Design
Mode of delivery, planned learning activities and teaching methods:
lecture2 hours weekly (on-site method)

Credits allocated: 2
Recommended semester/trimester: Design - bachelor (compulsory), 2. semester
Level of study: 1.
Prerequisites for registration: none
Assesment methods:
 Compliance with the provisions of the Study Regulations of FA STU in terms of compulsory participation in individual forms of teaching.
 Developing submitting of the final entry of practical part in required extent and in the required quality, both in written and graphical form. Practical results are counted with a 20% relative weight.
 Successful exam.
 During the semester there will be one written exam for 20 points, the other points will be allocated based on the presented knowledge.
Learning outcomes of the course unit:
acquiring knowledge about the subject of ergonomics and applying its principles and knowledge as a background for design tasks in development of tools, requisites, utility objects as well as machinery and equipment;
acquiring methods that are in line with current legislation and avoiding risk factors in terms of ergonomics in the design solution and focusing on user comfort;
acquiring principles of sustainable socially responsible application of health, social and economic aspects in the design solution.
Course contents:
1. Ergonomics, history, definitions, goals; current trends and approaches in ergonomics; ergonomics in relation to science disciplines.
2. Man and his life and work environment, evolution and intelligent design, anthroposociogenesis; tool making, historical connection of ergonomics and design.
3. Health risks in terms of ergonomics; relations man - technology - environment, perspectives of man in work organizational systems.
4. Man as a subsystem of work organization systems.
5. Human variability, applying of statistical indicators in ergonomics; normalization of human work performance, adaptation of work and working conditions of the man at work, work of young people, people with reduced working capacity and older people.
6. Technical subsystems of work organization systems.
7. Ergonomic basic documentation for design solution, basic legislative materials; quality of ergonomic solution.
8. Spatial workplace solution, working vision conditions, drivers (knobs), notifiers (dials and monitors) and communication devices, hygienic functional requirements of a man at work, workload and common human activities.
9. Working positions, seats and sitting at work, work in standing posture.
10. Human perception, work comfort, tactile well-being, quality of life, engaging senses such as vision, hearing, smell, and throat (pressure, pain, temperature, position, acceleration, movement) at work.
11. Psychic of man at work, mental work load, fatigue, monotony.
12. Relationships in the subsystem man -work organization, subsystem man - working environment, basics of technical aesthetics in relation to ergonomics, color, shape.
13. Social responsibility and biological aspects of sustainable development in terms of ergonomics and design, biomimetics.
Recommended or required reading:
HATIAR, K. Ergonometrické hodnotenie a riešenie priestorových pomerov v subsystéme človek-stroj. EuroRehab, 13. p. 34--45.
HATIAR, K. Ergonómia a jej využitie v podnikovej praxi. Bratislava : EKOVYS, 2005. 60 p. ISBN 80-968689-2-6.
HATIAR, K. Ergonómia a legislatíva. In Ergonómia 2010: Progresívne metódy v ergonómii. Žilina, 24. - 25. 11. 2010. 1st ed. Žilina : Slovenská ergonomická spoločnosť, 2010, p. 33--42. ISBN 978-80-970588-6-9.

CVÍČELOVÁ, M. Metodika ergonomickej antropológie. Univerzita Komenského v Bratislave, Vydavateľstvo UK, 52 s. ISBN 978-80-223-4021-2

Language of instruction: slovak
Courses evaluation:
Assessed students in total: 188

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Name of lecturer(s): doc. RNDr. Karol Hatiar, CSc. (examiner, lecturer, person responsible for course) - slovak
Last modification: 15. 5. 2018
Supervisor: doc. RNDr. Karol Hatiar, CSc. and programme supervisor

Last modification made by Róbert Tichý on 05/15/2018.

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