The aim of this department is to create an ideal living environment through the following studies: planning and design of various elements such as living products, living space, and these elements based on a deep understanding of the human living system, using design methods with sensibility, science, and technological skills in the light of art, culture, and characteristics of human beings.
The purpose of the Division of Ergonomics is to clarify a desirable relationship between human beings, their products, and the environment. Special reference is made to anatomical, physiological, psychological and behavioral factors, and to the advanced education and study necessary to the creation of safe and comfortable products and environments.
The aim of this course is to carry out advanced education and research on designs related to living space, appliances and tools as well as system planning methods for those integration, in a historical, social and cultural context, for the living environment of next generation.
This course provides with an advanced education on elements of machinery, strength analysis, Human Machine Interface, mechatronics, applied mathematics and statistics, computer technology, etc, through both theoretical and experimental approaches, and supplies engineers and researchers of high ability in the design, production and performance evaluation for hardware and software.
The Research Center for Human Environmental Adaptation at the Faculty of Design, Kyushu University, Fukuoka, Japan, was originally established in 1971 by Kyushu Institute of Design, and completely reconstructed in 2001.
It is situated in a two-story 744 m2 building which contains 9 chambers controlling air pressure, air temperature, air humidity, air velocity, illumination and water pressure. The main purpose of the center is to ascertain the conditions necessary for healthy and comfortable living environments by investigating human environmental adaptability.
In the expanded university, which leads international academic research, the center now has more of a role to play in the understanding of human beings.