Designed by Sheng-Hung Lee, 2018.
| Ergonomics (Human Interface) II |
Ergonomics (Human Interface) II is a 9-week course for sophomore students with a background in product and industrial design. The lecture starts with teaching students the fundamental approach to service design and demonstrating how to solve real clients’ challenges using the service design method. Contrary to traditional ways of teaching ergonomic-related classes, the purpose of the course is to guide students on thinking beyond product design and try to free their minds with the existing design framework. It is also designed to encourage students to dream big, to make mistakes and make a meaningful and positive impact.
The course uses the book “This Is Service Design Doing: Applying Service Design Thinking in the Real World Paperback” by Marc Stickdorn, Markus Edgar Hormess, Adam Lawrence and Jakob Schneider as the main study materials. Students are not only required to read through the book, but to learn first-hand about the tools, method and the mindset they should equip themselves with for dealing with real-world design challenges. Throughout the learning journey, students benefit from exposure to diverse exercises, as well as participation in design events, designers speeches, innovation activities, inspiration trips and design thinking workshops, which enable them to appreciate design from different perspectives with multiple layers.
Special Thanks to
De Tao Group Masters Academy: Prof. Dr. Hartmut Esslinger (Founder, Studio Esslinger), Cicy Chen (Design Manager, Studio Esslinger)
Fudan University Shanghai Institute of Visual Arts: Prof. Ye Ping (Professor, Dean, School of Design), Prof. Wang Hongjiang (Associate Professor, Director of Environmental Design, Dean Associate), Prof. Zhu Xi (Associate Professor, Director of Product Design Department)
International Guest Speakers: Deven Dionisi (Senior Strategist, SID LEE), Genda Lin (Associate Creative Director, frog)
Teaching Assistants: Amber Ou and Pamela Chen