Ergonometric Principles for Furniture Design

Course code ARBE3503Units 10Level 3000Faculty of Engineering and Built EnvironmentSchool of Architecture and Built Environment

Designing and manufacturing furniture requires the application of Aesthetic and Ergonomic principles. This course applies these principles to the design of furniture for a specified context.

Available in 2014

Callaghan CampusSemester 1
Previously offered in 2013, 2012, 2011, 2010, 2009
ObjectivesOn completion of the course the students will have:

1. Designed a piece of furniture to conform to the aesthetics principles of a defined theme;
2. Design a piece of furniture to conform to ergonomic principles;
3. Project planned the development of the project and its design rationale;
4. Reflect on the process of design relating to the developed design brief;
5. Develop graphic forms which depict and document the furniture design, the design process, including 3D modelling. and evaluation
ContentThe Course will cover the following topics:

Ergonomic principles and Ergonomic issues associated with furniture design and production
Furniture Design Principles
Design Project Mnagement
Utilise modelling to exhibit design characteristics of prototype
Replacing Course(s)NA
TransitionNo transition arrangements will be required, students will do the replacement course.
Industrial Experience0
Assumed KnowledgeBasic Workshop practices and risk management.
Modes of DeliveryInternal Mode
Teaching MethodsCase Study
Self Directed Learning
Student Projects
Studio
Assessment Items
ProjectsA furniture Prototype
ProjectsConceptual model testing
ReportsDesign Proposal and specifications
Contact HoursStudio: for 3 hour(s) per Week for Full Term
Compulsory Components
Requisite by EnrolmentStudents must be enrolled in Bachelor of Industrial Design
Timetables2014 Course Timetables for ARBE3503