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In this Unit:

Module Overview

Lesson Objective

Directions

Definitions

Human Factors

Lab Exercises

HumanFIRST

Poor Designs

Quiz

Additional Sites

Glossary

Poorly Designed Objects

Refer to the Bad Human Factors Designs web site to read about some objects that were badly designed from the human factors standpoint. Try to get an idea of what the designers of these objects missed or forgot. Finally, think about the most important things designers should remember when making an object for human use.

After visiting this site the student should try Lab Exercise #1.

An example of a poorly designed object.

What is this sign trying to tell you?
Why is this an example of poor design?

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