“Human Factors Engineering and Ergonomics”

Field of Interest: Ergonomics, Human Factors Engineering, Design for All

Short description: The objective of ErgoSchool is to obtain specialized and useful knowledge as well as practical skills in the field of Human Centered Design (HCD). HCD is a creative approach to problem solving allowing the adjustment of life or work environment to human needs and individual predispositions. Particularly, these needs should be included during designing both technical means and utility spaces and should cover specific human psychophysical characteristics, also specific characteristics like different types of disabilities.

ErgoSchool is the opportunity to learn how to conduct specialist ergonomic diagnosis and audit of accessibility, how to use research equipment and how to make professional projects. Additionally the skills will be obtained of what kind of methods and how their use for subjective and efficiency assessment of cognitive overload.

The knowledge and skills acquired within ErgoSchool will support the scientific and academic competencies of the students but also can be used to shape a friendly living environment and create self-determined quality of life.


 General programme

Human Factors in Product & Services Design
  • Anthropometry and its role in Product & Services Design
  • Virtual technologies in Human Factors Design
  • Innovation based ergonomics
Cognitive engineering – how to be effective and safe
  • Cognitive process. Attention – sensation – perception
  • Memory, reasoning and information processing
  • Cognitive overload: information supply, information demand, multitasking and interruptions
Occupational and public safety – new methods and case studies of how to be protected from hazards
  • Risk factors in human environment
  • Hazard maps - creation and use
Design for all (DfA) – the new approach of equality and non-discrimination in products and services design
  • Accessibility based and non-discriminatory products and services (intuitive access to information, intuitive orientation, mobility and safety)
  • Colors and signs in open and building space

Supervisor: Joanna Bartnicka, Ph.D., Eng.,

: Faculty of Organization and Management

: joanna.bartnicka@polsl.pl; 0048 504656789


ostatnia modyfikacja: 01.06.2017
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