Institute: Szervezési és Vezetési Intézet (1084 Budapest, Tavaszmező u. 17.) Credit: 3
Type of classes: Nappali Language: angol Semester: 2019/20/1
Level: Mûszaki menedzser BSc angol nyelvû képzés;
Responsible Teacher: Dr. Szabó Gyula Teacher(s): Dr. Szabó Gyula;
Pre requirements: Angol nyelvi követelmény
Consultations (total/week): Heti Lectures: 2 Practice lectures: 0 Labs: 0 Consultations: 0
Type of Exam: vizsga
Aim of the subject: Develop students’ competencies to apply concepts, data and methods of user-centered design to ensure the efficient operation and safe and
human use
of systems, products and services. Participants will be able to recognize ergonomic problems, to solve simple tasks and to select appropriate
Requirements during the semester
(homeworks, essays,
excercises, teamworks,
part and final
oral/written exam etc.):
Prepare an essay (1000 keystroke), three small tasks
Week of
Topics of lectures/practices
1. Introduction, principles, concepts. User-centered design.
2. History of Ergonomics, fields of application.
3. Basics of Anthropometry. Determination of product dimensions. Anthropometric designing of tools.
4. Posture and comfortable sitting.
5. Human effort. Internal and external loads. Manual handling.
6. Ergonomic workplace risks assessment.
7. Design of workplaces and jobs.
8. Environmental factors: visual, acoustical environment, climate.
9. Ergonomic quality of products. The focus group method.
10. Usability. The methods of evaluation.
11. The basics of human information processing.
12. Controls and displays. User interface design.
13. The return on ergonomic investments.
14. The human error.
Type of evaluation,
repetition, calculation
of grade, etc.
Midterm requirement is 7 point out of the total 14 (5 for essay, 3 for each small task). At the examination test 14 points can be obtained. The grade determined by the sum of midterm and examination points as follows: excellent above 23; good 20-23; satisfactory 17-20; sufficient 14-17; not passed under 14 points.
Type of evaluation,
repetition, calculation
of grade, etc.
Compulsory literature: Gyula Szabó: Practice of ergonomics, Óbuda University materials
Suggested literature: Ergonomics Essentials, British Occupational Hygiene Society (BOHS)
Karl H.E. Kroemer: Fitting the Human: Introduction to Ergonomics, CRC Press