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Product Design: Introduction to Ergonomic Considerations

by Robert Murdock

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.

What you'll learn

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.

About the author

Robert Graduated from the University of Utah in 2014 with a BS in Mechanical Engineering, Emphasis on Ergonomics and Safety. Before U of U He went to BYU-Idaho where he met his wife. Robert works in the consumer electronics industry designing waterproof audio products such as headphones, earbuds, bluetooth speakers, and their packaging. He earned his CSWE certificate while working as technical support for a SolidWorks re-seller. He specializes in surface modeling and working with imported data f... more

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