Filter your search by information type, media type, search type, or a combination of all

IDeA Universal Design E-World Online Training Course - Design for Human Performance (05/10/2019 - 06/07/2019)

May 10 - Jun 07, 2019   |   Organized by: Center for Inclusive Design and Environmental Access (IDeA)


Date/Time: Start Date: May 10, 2019 | End Date: June 7, 2019

Location: Online Course

Description: This course examines the concept of human performance (the ability of people to complete activities and tasks) through the investigation of the four key bodies of knowledge related to human performance: anthropometry, biomechanics, perception, and cognition. The course summarizes each body of knowledge in terms of its relationship to universal design, and provides key design strategies for each.

Learning Objectives

At the conclusion of this course, participants will be able to…

  1. Explain the four key areas of human performance knowledge and their importance to universal design, citing specific examples.

  2. Contrast universal design and best practices in ergonomic design using the example of the bell curve of characteristics and abilities.

  3. Apply the four key areas of human performance knowledge to universal design using the key strategies discussed.

  4. Identify each of the human performance areas in a given sample environment.


For information on student responsibilities, grading, and credits, see the course syllabus.

Registration Information

  • Dates/Times: Students will be responsible for completing 15 hours of work during a 4-week window (May 10 – June 7, 2019). There are no required sign in times; however, there are established due dates by which work must be completed.

  • Textbook: Universal Design: Creating Inclusive Environments (Sold separately at: Wiley | Amazon)

  • CEUs: U.S. Architects will receive 15 HSW CEUs.