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Usability and ErgonomicsLaajuus (5 cr)

Code: TKSK0200

Credits

5 op

Teaching language

  • English
  • Finnish

Responsible person

  • Matti Siistonen

Objective

Good usability and ergonomics are fundamental qualities of machines and devices. After Usability and ergonomics course you will understand the basics of usability and ergonomics and you are able to take into consideration the user's physical and mental qualities in designing the work environment, tasks, methods, and products. You can apply courses knowledge and the skills to design work.

Engineering practice:
You are able to apply established research methods to solve practical problems.

Multidisciplinary competences: You understand the importance of usability and ergonomics in organizations.

Communication and team-working:
You know how to work in international teams.

Content

The basics of the user-centred design process, usability, usability technology, and ergonomics as parts of the design process.

Qualifications

No special prior knowledge

Assessment criteria, satisfactory (1)

Adequate (1): You identify the basic knowledge and terminology but can only sufficiently apply them to simple usability and ergonomics development tasks. You are able to complete the assessment tasks of the usability and ergonomics, but you have difficulties in managing basic methods.

Satisfactory (2): You know the most common issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course and understand their purpose and methods. You are able to complete the assessment tasks of the usability and ergonomics, but you have difficulties in managing more demanding methods.

Assessment criteria, good (3)

Good (3): You are familiar with the most common methods and issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course, and you will understand their purpose. You are able to complete the course assignments, and you are also able to master more demanding methods discussed during the course.

Very good (4): You are familiar with the most of the methods and issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course, and you will understand their purpose. You are able to complete the course assignments, and you are also able to master more demanding methods discussed during the course and understand the theory behind them.

Assessment criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5): You are familiar with the most of the methods and issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course, and you will understand their purpose. You are able to complete the course assignments, and you are also able to master more demanding methods discussed during the course nd understand the theory behind them. You are able to apply themes discussed during the course even in challenging situations innovatively.

Enrollment

01.08.2022 - 25.08.2022

Timing

29.08.2022 - 31.12.2022

Number of ECTS credits allocated

5 op

Mode of delivery

Face-to-face

Unit

School of Technology

Campus

Main Campus

Teaching languages
  • English
  • Finnish
Seats

0 - 30

Degree programmes
  • Bachelor's Degree Programme in Mechanical Engineering
Teachers
  • Matti Siistonen
Teacher in charge

Matti Siistonen

Groups
  • TKN20SA
    Konetekniikka (AMK)
  • TKN19SA
    Konetekniikka A
  • TKN22VK
    Konetekniikka (AMK), vaihto-opiskelu/Exchange studies

Objectives

Good usability and ergonomics are fundamental qualities of machines and devices. After Usability and ergonomics course you will understand the basics of usability and ergonomics and you are able to take into consideration the user's physical and mental qualities in designing the work environment, tasks, methods, and products. You can apply courses knowledge and the skills to design work.

Engineering practice:
You are able to apply established research methods to solve practical problems.

Multidisciplinary competences: You understand the importance of usability and ergonomics in organizations.

Communication and team-working:
You know how to work in international teams.

Content

The basics of the user-centred design process, usability, usability technology, and ergonomics as parts of the design process.

Learning materials and recommended literature

Materials in the e-learning environment.
Ergonomics For Beginners: A Quick Reference Guide, Second Edition 2nd Edition

Teaching methods

Lectures
Independent study
Exercises
Learning tasks
Seminars

Exam dates and retake possibilities

The date and method of the exam will be announced in the course opening.

Alternative completion methods

The admission procedures are described in the degree rule and the study guide. The teacher of the course will give you more information on possible specific course practices.

Student workload

One credit (1 Cr) corresponds to an average of 27 hours of work.

- lectures 52 h
- exercises 15 h
- assignment 35 h
- independent study 33 h
Total 135 h

Evaluation scale

0-5

Evaluation criteria, satisfactory (1-2)

Adequate (1): You identify the basic knowledge and terminology but can only sufficiently apply them to simple usability and ergonomics development tasks. You are able to complete the assessment tasks of the usability and ergonomics, but you have difficulties in managing basic methods.

Satisfactory (2): You know the most common issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course and understand their purpose and methods. You are able to complete the assessment tasks of the usability and ergonomics, but you have difficulties in managing more demanding methods.

Evaluation criteria, good (3-4)

Good (3): You are familiar with the most common methods and issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course, and you will understand their purpose. You are able to complete the course assignments, and you are also able to master more demanding methods discussed during the course.

Very good (4): You are familiar with the most of the methods and issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course, and you will understand their purpose. You are able to complete the course assignments, and you are also able to master more demanding methods discussed during the course and understand the theory behind them.

Evaluation criteria, excellent (5)

Excellent (5): You are familiar with the most of the methods and issues related to usability assessment and ergonomics during the course, and you will understand their purpose. You are able to complete the course assignments, and you are also able to master more demanding methods discussed during the course nd understand the theory behind them. You are able to apply themes discussed during the course even in challenging situations innovatively.

Prerequisites

No special prior knowledge