72823 - Ergonomics (1) (LM)

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  • Teacher Roberto Nicoletti

  • Credits 6

  • SSD M-PSI/01

  • Language Italian

  • Campus of Bologna

  • Degree Programme Second cycle degree programme (LM) in Semiotics (cod. 8886)

Academic Year 2018/2019

Learning outcomes

The course will offer a general knowledge of the Ergonomics. At the end of the course, students should be able to know the main links between Ergonomics and Cognitive Psychoogy.

Course contents

The first part of the course will be oriented towards the historical aspects of Ergonomics. The aim of the second part of the course will be to explain the relationship between Ergonomics and Cognitive Psychology.


Donald Norman, Emotional Design, perchè amiamo (o odiamo) gli oggetti della vita quotidiana. Milano, Apogeo 2005
Donald Norman, La caffettiera del Masochista. Psicopatologia degli oggetti quotidiani. Milano, Giunti 2009

Teaching methods

The lesson will be oral. The language will be italian

Assessment methods

The examination is oral

Teaching tools

The Power Point software will be employed

Office hours

See the website of Roberto Nicoletti