Unit 1 Modeling & Ergonomics

20 Questions | Attempts: 296
Share

SettingsSettingsSettings
Unit 1 Modeling & Ergonomics - Quiz


Questions and Answers
  • 1. 
    The diagram shows the human information-processing system in operation when a car is being driven. State which part of the human information-processing system is represented by a physiological action.
  • 2. 
    Describe the sensory process in the human information-processing system.
  • 3. 
    Explain the function of memory in the human information-processing system.
  • 4. 
    The photograph shows the Ad-specs. They are “adaptive spectacles” which have been designed for use by people in developing countries. The focal length of the lenses is easily adjusted by filling the lens with fluid using the adjustment wheels and pump. No sight test is required. For everyday use (once the focal length of the lenses has been adjusted) the pump can be removed.Outline one reason related to human factors for the size of the lenses of the Ad-specs.
  • 5. 
    Outline one aspect of the design of the spectacles which has been compromised by the size of the lenses.
  • 6. 
    Which model type is a designer most likely to use in discussions with a manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Algorithm

    • B. 

      Perspective drawing

    • C. 

      Orthographic drawing

    • D. 

      Mathematical model

  • 7. 
    Which flow chart symbol is used to represent a decision?
    • A. 

      A

    • B. 

      B

    • C. 

      C

    • D. 

      D

  • 8. 
    Applying scientific information about the relationship of humans to their working environment in order to improve working conditions and increase efficiency is called
    • A. 

      Percentile Range

    • B. 

      Anthropometrics

    • C. 

      Body Tolerances

    • D. 

      Ergonomics

  • 9. 
    A “reach envelope” is the volume in 3-D space that a person can reach. Reach envelopes are used by designers, e.g. for the design of a cockpit-style workspace (see Figure 2a and 2b below).Data for which percentile range would ensure that the maximum numbers of users would be able to reach items within the workspace?
    • A. 

      99th

    • B. 

      95th

    • C. 

      50th

    • D. 

      5th

  • 10. 
    Which statement does not describe an advantage of using computer aided design (CAD)?
    • A. 

      Ability to interface with other computerised systems

    • B. 

      Low capital cost

    • C. 

      Ease of storage for designs

    • D. 

      Reduction in time taken to update engineering drawings

  • 11. 
    Which type of drawing is constructed to a set angle of 60 degrees to the vertical?
    • A. 

      Orthographic

    • B. 

      Dimetric

    • C. 

      Isometric

    • D. 

      Perspective

  • 12. 
    What is true of physical models and mathematical models?
    • A. 

      They are easy to understand by clients.

    • B. 

      They are 3D.

    • C. 

      They represent selected features of a design.

    • D. 

      They are realistic representations.

  • 13. 
    A performance test provides
    • A. 

      Aesthetics data.

    • B. 

      Quantitative data.

    • C. 

      Qualitative data.

    • D. 

      Data about users’ opinions.

  • 14. 
    What type of drawing is shown in the diagram?
    • A. 

      Exploded isometric

    • B. 

      Perspective

    • C. 

      Orthographic

    • D. 

      Isometric

  • 15. 
    Mathematical modelling is used with
    • A. 

      CAD/CAM.

    • B. 

      Flowcharts.

    • C. 

      Algorithms.

    • D. 

      Orthographic drawings.

  • 16. 
    What needs to be considered when designing the controls of a car?I. Psychological factorsII. Physiological factorsIII. Anthropometric factors
    • A. 

      I only

    • B. 

      II only

    • C. 

      III only

    • D. 

      I, II and III

  • 17. 
    Which data are influenced by individual’s perceptions?I. AnthropometricII. PsychologicalIII. Physiological
    • A. 

      I, II and III

    • B. 

      I and II

    • C. 

      I and III

    • D. 

      II and III

  • 18. 
    Which drawing technique is most useful to the manufacturer?
    • A. 

      Freehand

    • B. 

      Perspective

    • C. 

      Orthographic

    • D. 

      Isometric

  • 19. 
    In the design development stage why is clay used to create a full-size model of a new car design?
    • A. 

      It is cheap.

    • B. 

      It is easy to manipulate.

    • C. 

      It is readily available.

    • D. 

      It makes the designer’s role less complex.

  • 20. 
    What has had most impact on the shortening of the product cycle?
    • A. 

      Computer aided design

    • B. 

      Better qualified designers

    • C. 

      More manufacturers

    • D. 

      Technology

Back to Top Back to top
×

Wait!
Here's an interesting quiz for you.

We have other quizzes matching your interest.