IND 712 Term Project_12

IND 712 Term Project_12 - IND 712 TERM PROJECT...

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IND 712: TERM PROJECT: Investigating Human Factors in the Workplace Winter 2011 Groups of 3-4 – Assignment by Prof. Learning Objectives: - Learn to plan and conduct and HF evaluation of a work system - Developing group work & project management skills - Gain experience using a variety of assessment tools - Develop Design skills by developing and evaluating design improvement ideas Criteria & Constraints: o Focus on a specific operating system (production or service) or operation – A ‘real world’ workplace o Focus on task demands user needs and capability o Consider both physical and psychosocial aspects of the workplace o Consider user capability (and possible mis-match with task demands) o Can you suggest improvements to design – at what cost / benefits? o Must engage in data collection, analysis, and (re)design Project CONCEPTS: ** DEFINE YOUR OWN PROJECT ** HF evaluation of a small business/store Redesign of an industrial operation or workstation Evaluation and re-design of a service operation A great project will: - Demonstrate working knowledge of Human Factors as applied to workplaces - Demonstrate application of multiple HF evaluation methods
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