An assessment of students’ understanding on anthropometry and ergonomic in shelter design execution

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Anthropometry and ergonomic are the basic knowledge of design in the process of creating a functional and innovative humanistic products. The purpose of this study was to assess the understanding of the aspects of anthropometry and ergonomic as a fundamental knowledge of design among the first year UKM architecture students. This measure was administrated with 23 students (9 males, 14 females) on their final design project for KKSB 1116 (Architectural Design 1) course. Measurements were conducted through comparison of their understanding on both the basic knowledge of theory and its application in their shelter design. Results indicated that there were significant differences in pre- and post-test of their understanding regardless of their former educational background. Series of interventions in the learning processes boosted the level of understanding of the students. At the end of the design project, all students generally showed a high level of understanding in both aspects and achieved the course’s outcomes (COs).

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)40-52
Number of pages13
JournalJournal of Engineering Science and Technology
Volume11
Issue numberSpecial Issue onpendidikankejuruteraandanalambina
Publication statusPublished - 1 Nov 2016

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Anthropometry
Ergonomics
Students
Architectural design

Keywords

  • Anthropometry
  • Design project
  • Ergonomic
  • Experiential learning
  • Shelter

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Engineering(all)

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