Date: 22 September 2015
Time: 10:00 to 16:30
Place: The Design Council, Angel Building, 407 St John Street, London EC1V 4AB
Cost: from £79 +VAT
“Thank you for organising a great day for the Ergonomics in Design seminar. I’m very glad I had the opportunity to attend and wish you success with these future similar events. Working as an industrial designer in the medical device and consumer product spaces I found the sessions very interesting. There was also a good mix of professional backgrounds which can be good during sessions like this.” AM
The focus of the day will be two workshops. Each will run twice, once in the morning and once in the afternoon, so all delegates will be able to attend both.
Workshop 1: Designing for changing demographics
With an ageing population, how do we ensure inclusivity into later life? How do we design for physical issues of ageing and also cognitive impairments such as dementia?
This workshop aims to provide delegates with useful information on the full spectrum of user needs into older age and on the requirement to design inclusively. The principles of user centred design will be discussed and how they relate to users of all abilities. Delegates will be provided with some tools and techniques which can be adopted to inform the design process. By the end of the workshop, delegates should:
- Have a greater understanding of the requirement to design for an ageing population and knowledge that can be used to make persuasive arguments for an inclusive approach to design.
- Have an understanding of the spectrum of older users’ needs.
- Have knowledge of some practical tools and techniques that can be applied as part of an inclusive approach when designing products.
Workshop 2: Measuring improvement in new designs
The role of ergonomics and human factors in generating possible design solutions is increasingly understood but how do we measure just how successful design changes have been?
The workshop will focus on some of the most commonly used techniques (task analysis, error analysis and user requirements assessment). A strong emphasis will be placed on discussing and demonstrating how the application of these tools can be used to directly inform the design process and benchmark competing designs. By the end of the session, delegates should:
- Understand how human factors and ergonomics methods can be used to provide a business case for system change.
- Have experience applying a range of human factors tools and understand how these tools can inform the design process.
- Have a greater understanding of what human factors tools and techniques are available and where to find further information.
10:20 1st workshop session
13:00 Presentations of shortlisted entries for the Ergonomics Design Award
13:45 2nd workshop session
15:45 Announcement of the winner and presentation of the Ergonomics Design Award
16:00 Round up
The delegate rate includes 2 workshops, lunch and refreshments, and the chance to see excellence in ergonomics design projects, as the finals of the Ergonomics Design Award will be judged on the same day at the same venue. When booking please take note of the terms and conditions below.
Delegate rate: £129 +VAT
Student delegate rate: £79 +VAT
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Booking Terms & Conditions
Payment must be made in full prior to the event to guarantee admission. Bookings made within 28 days of the event require payment at the time by card or Paypal in order to ensure that payment is received prior to the event.
Delegates may nominate an alternative person from their organisation to attend up to 24 hours prior to the start of the event, at no extra charge. Should substitution not be possible, cancellation charges apply as follows:
- 8 weeks or more prior to start of event: 10% of the delegate fee
- 4 to 8 weeks prior to start of event: 50% of the delegate fee
- 4 weeks or less prior to start of event: 100% of the delegate fee
All substitutions and cancellations must be received in writing.