Courses Taught by Dr. Richard T. Stone
I E 571, 3 credits, Iowa State University
Prereq: E M 274, STAT 231
Anatomical, physiological, and biomechanical basis of physical ergonomics. Anthropometry, body mechanics, strength of biomaterials, and human motor control. Use of bioinstrumentation, passive industrial surveillance techniques and active risk assessment techniques. Acute injury and cumulative trauma disorders. Static and dynamic biomechanical modeling. Emphasis on low back, shoulder, and hand/wrist biomechanics.
I E 577, 3 credits, Iowa State University
Prereq: I E 271, or graduate classification
Physical and psychological factors affecting human performance in systems. Signal detection theory, human reliability modeling, information theory, and performance shaping applied to safety, reliability, productivity, stress reduction, training, and human/equipment interface design. Laboratory assignments related to system design and operation.
Human-Centered Design & Manufacturing
I E 578, 3 Credits, Iowa State University
Prereq: graduate classification
Physical and psychological factors and the use of creativity and 3D printing in the product design life-cycle. Investigation and discussion of creativity, rapid prototyping, machinability design principles, human-centered design approaches, engineering creativity analyses, product design testing and human factors methods in product design evaluation. Laboratory assignments related to creativity, engineering design, manufacturing, human-centered design, rapid prototyping, product analysis, and ergonomic testing.
Research Practicum in Ergonomics
I E 671, 3 credits, repeatable, Iowa State University
Prereq: I E 571 or I E 577 or I E 572
Research topic development, literature evaluation, experimental design, use of bioinstrumentation, data collection, basic data interpretation, statistical analysis, manuscript preparation.
Applied Ergonomics and Work Design
I E 271, 3 credits, Iowa State University
Prereq: PHYS 221
Basic concepts of ergonomics and work design. Their impact on worker and work place productivity, and cost. Investigations of work physiology, biomechanics, anthropometry, work methods, and their measurement as they relate to the design of human-machine systems.
I E / HCI 681X, 3 credits, Iowa State University
Prereq: I E 572 or I E 577 or PSYCH 516 or HCI/PSYCH 521 or equivalent
Provides an overview of human cognitive capabilities and limitations in the design of products, work places, and large systems. Contexts vary broadly and could range from simple use of mobile devices to an air-traffic control or nuclear plant command center. Course focuses on what we can infer about users’ thoughts and feelings based on what we can measure about their performance and physiological state. Covers the challenge of designing automated systems.
Human Factors in Product Design
I E 576, 3 credits, Iowa State University
Prereq: I E 572 or I E 577
Investigation of the human interface to consumer and industrial systems and products, providing a basis for their design and evaluation. Discussions of human factors in the product design process: modeling the human during product use; usability; human factors methods in product design evaluation; user-device interface; safety, warnings, and instructions for products; and considerations for human factors in the design of products for international use.
Models and Theories in Human Computer Interaction
HCI 587, 3 credits, Iowa State university
Survey of the multidisciplinary models and theories that form the foundation of the science of Human Computer Interaction. Application of the scientific method to solve practical problems by using analyses or approaches from the behavioral and social sciences, and information and computer technology.
Courses Taught by Tom Schnieders, M.S., AEP
Engineering Mechanics: Statics
EGR 180, 3 credits, Des Moines Area Community College
Prereq: PHY 213
Coreq: MAT 217
This course includes the vector and scalar analysis of coplanar and non-coplanar force systems, equilibrium concepts, friction, centroids, moments and products of inertia. Mohr’s circle, radius of gyration, internal forces, shear and bending moment diagrams are also covered.