Module Title:   Product Interaction and Interfacing

Module Credit:   10

Module Code:   ENG2031M

Academic Year:   2015/6

Teaching Period:   Semester 1

Module Occurrence:   A

Module Level:   FHEQ Level 5

Module Type:   Project

Provider:   Engineering

Related Department/Subject Area:   Engineering: Design & Product Development (not in use)

Principal Co-ordinator:   Mr CR Johnstone

Additional Tutor(s):   -

Prerequisite(s):   None

Corequisite(s):   None

To be conversant with design issues in respect of the use of ergonomics and product interaction and to develop an awareness of how, and when, these are incorporated into the design process. To understand the distinction between anthropometrics and ergonomics and the difference between interacting with both products and environments.

Learning Teaching & Assessment Strategy:
A series of lectures will introduce the key topic areas. These will be followed by seminars and tutorial tasks designed to develop a deeper understanding of the material and its application to design. Understanding of both theory and ability to apply design skills are assessed by coursework.

Lectures:   12.00          Directed Study:   76.00           
Seminars/Tutorials:   12.00          Other:   0.00           
Laboratory/Practical:   0.00          Formal Exams:   0.00          Total:   100.00

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

1.1 identify the knowledge and critical understanding of concepts and principles employed in product interaction and interfacing.
1.2 Apply the principles of ergonomics, interaction and interfacing to a specific problem.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

2.1 Apply user centred analysis.
2.2 Apply appropriate anthropometric data to design problems.
2.3 Optimise the semantic and semiotic aspects of a design problem.

On successful completion of this module you will be able to...

3.1 Develop the ability to analyse problems.
3.2 Undertake research from a variety of sources. 3.3 Manipulate and sort data.

  Coursework   100%
  A design project that test the ability to apply product interaction and interfacing principles (3000 word equivalent)

Outline Syllabus:
Students will study: product ergonomics, body size and body strength, task analysis techniques, user centred design, cognitive feedback, user research and testing, semantics, semiotics and perception.

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