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PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: A NEW WAY TO TEACH ERGONOMICS

PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: A NEW WAY TO TEACH ERGONOMICS

Year: 2016

Section: DESIGN EDUCATION

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

Pages: 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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