Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


Date of this Version

Fall 1999


Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. Ergonomics or human factors does not only encompass product design, but safety, and product use. A simple definition is “to make the work place safe and less stressful on the worker.” Human factors or ergonomics impacts all aspects of our lives. Let's consider each of the following examples of bad human factor designs.