Systematics of Ergonomics

Course: Systematics of Ergonomics
Year:

1

Semester:

2º Semestre

Curricular Unit:

Psicologia e Comportamento Motor

ECTS:

7.5

Regent:

José Domingos de Jesus Carvalhais

Objectives:1. Objectives: Development of Classificatory systems to describe human tasks and performance. Definition of classifications process and product and evaluation criteria. Taxonomic developments and use of data bases.
2. Skills and knowledge - Dominates the conceptual basis of Ergonomics:
- Know the objectives, methodology and conceptual basis of the classification of Human Performance and tasks in Ergonomics.
- Know the characteristics of ergonomics as applied science and its place in the classification of sciences.
- Know the Importance of a taxonomy of human performance and knows the main classification models in Ergonomics.
- Develops classificatory systems for description of tasks and human activities and draws up a taxonomic project in Ergonomics.
Contents:I – INTRODUCTION
1. Systematics as science of classification: objectives and fundamental concepts
2. Importance of taxonomies in scientific development and implications in the area of human performance
3. Theoretical model of classification in Ergonomics
II – THEORETICAL KNOWLEDGE IN ERGONOMICS
1. Ergonomics in the classification of sciences: Object, theory and method
2. Conceptual basis for Human performance classification
3. Classification methodology
4. Taxonomic development in Related Areas
III - MAN-SYSTEM INTERACTION
A Taxonomic Project in Ergonomics:
1. Man-System Interaction Variables
2. Man-System Interaction Optimization
IV – RESEARCH AND PRACTICE IN ERGONOMICS
1. Ergonomics practice
2. Research in Ergonomics
Evaluation:In the first part of the class theoretical aspects of the program are developed using PowerPoint presentations. In the second part we propose a set of problems through worksheets for discussion and resolution in work groups. Due to the theoretical and practical components of the course, there are two alternative assessment models. Model A: Continuous assessment, consisting of the presentation of practical reports and one written test and one oral exam. To succeed, students must have a grade greater or equal to 9.5 in the written test. Model B: Final exam, covering both theoretical and practical components and one oral exam. For both models, the theoretical component accounts for 60% to the final result and the practical component, for 40%.
Bibliography:- Amalberti, R. et al. (1991) "Modèles en Analyse du Travail" P. Mardaga Éditeur, Liège.
- Daniellou, F. (1996) "L’Ergonomie en Quête de ses Principes: Débats Epistemiologiques", Octarès, Toulouse.
- Denis, M.; Sabah, G. (1993) "Modèles et Concepts pour la Science Cognitive", PUG, Grenoble
- Fleishman, E.; Quaintance, M. (1984) "Taxonomies of Human Performance", Academic Press, N. York.
- Franus, E.A. (1991) "Connective Networks in Ergonomics", Elsevier, Amsterdam.
- Fleishman, E. et al. (1982) "Human Performance and Productivity", Vol. I, II, III, LEA Publishers, N. York.
- Houde, Olivier et al. (1998) "Vocabulaire des Sciences Cognitives" PUF, Paris.
- Montmollin, M. (1995) "Vocabulaire de l’Ergonomie", Octarès, Toulouse.
- Wisner, A. (1997) "Anthropotechnologie: Vers un Monde Industriel Pluricentrique", Octarès, Toulouse.
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