Form, Function and the Human Interface

University of Newcastle

Course Description

  • Course Name

    Form, Function and the Human Interface

  • Host University

    University of Newcastle

  • Location

    Newcastle, Australia

  • Area of Study

    Design Management

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Prerequisites

    This course is only available to students enrolled in the Bachelor of Industrial Design program.

  • Course Level Recommendations


    ISA offers course level recommendations in an effort to facilitate the determination of course levels by credential evaluators.We advice each institution to have their own credentials evaluator make the final decision regrading course levels.

    Hours & Credits

  • Host University Units

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
    3 - 4
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
    4 - 6
  • Overview

    1. Design a piece of furniture to conform to the aesthetics principles of a defined theme;
    2. Design a piece of furniture to conform to ergonomic principles;
    3. Project planned the development of the project and its design rationale;
    4. Reflect on the process of design relating to the developed design brief;
    5. Develop graphic forms which depict and document the furniture design, the design process, including 3D modelling. and evaluation
    The Course will cover the following topics:
    Ergonomic principles and Ergonomic issues associated with furniture design and production
    Furniture Design Principles
    Design Project Mnagement
    Utilise modelling to exhibit design characteristics of prototype

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.