PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: A NEW WAY TO TEACH ERGONOMICS

DS 84: Proceedings of the DESIGN 2016 14th International Design Conference

Year: 2016
Editor: Marjanovic Dorian, Storga Mario, Pavkovic Neven, Bojcetic Nenad, Skec Stanko
Author: Astolfi, B. M.; Costa, D. G.; Campese, C.; Costa, J. M. H.
Series: DESIGN
Section: DESIGN EDUCATION
Page(s): 2037-2048

Abstract

This article aims to present a framework for ergonomics education to the graduate level in which project-based learning is accomplished through partnerships with companies allowing students to develop a real project. The results are quite encouraging. First, students have been successful in the development of the artifacts of their projects. The company has shown great satisfaction with the results of projects, entering some of the concepts developed in its portfolio. Finally, students' satisfaction evaluation report highlighted the need and their motivation to learning through real projects.

Keywords: design for ergonomics, project-based learning, design education

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