Summary: This two-week course concerns the design of systems, products and services to make them easier, safer and more effective for human use.
Provider: University of Michigan
Location: Ann Arbor, USA
Duration: 2 weeks
Knowledge/experience needed: At least a Bachelor’s in Engineering, Computer Science, etc. 2+ years industry/work experience
Website: University of Michigan
Who should attend?
This course is intended for engineers, psychologists, medical professionals, managers, and others interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. Attendees typically work for industry, government, or the military:
- Human factors specialist
- Human factors engineer
- Human factors psychologist
- Engineering psychologist
- Usability engineer
- User experience engineer
- Usability analyst
- Ergonomics engineer
- Safety engineer
- Forensic expert
- Training needs analyst
- Systems/integration engineer
Many participants are not human factors specialists, but mechanical engineers, electrical engineers, psychologists, and others for whom human use of systems is a concern.
Why you should attend?
Get an insider’s view of human factors engineering Gain experience and training in usability testing, user-centered design, and user interface evaluation Select special topics of interest to you from 14 seminars and workshops.
What will you learn?
This two-week course concerns the design of systems, products and services to make them easier, safer and more effective for human use. The first week of the course focuses on human factors concepts and is a broad survey of human factors topics important to designers and researchers. Human-computer interaction is the focus for week two of the course and presents an overview of major topics and issues in human-computer interaction through workshops on selected concepts, methods, and procedures that provide the foundation for design of effective human-computer systems and web applications.
This human factors engineering training program provides hands-on user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven user interface evaluation techniques.
2 weeks (can be taken separately)
July 21-26, July 28 – Aug 1, 2014
- Manual Task Analysis
- Introduction to Human Factors
- Human Vision
- Visual Displays
- Perception, Memory and Cognition
- Occupational Biomechanics
- Motor Skills and Manual Controls
- Situation Awareness
- Human Error
- Trends in Human-Computer Interaction
- Software Human Factors
- Screen and Widget Design
- User Interface Evaluation Methods
- Usability Testing
- Web Interface Design
- Cognitive Task Analysis
- GOMS Task Analysis
- Advanced Displays
- Environmental Ergonomics
- Cost-Benefit Analysis
- Speech Interfaces
- Computer-Supported Cooperative Work
- Inclusive Design
- How to Apply Human Factors Material
Fee includes tuition, instructional materials, continental breakfast, lunch and a coffee break each day. Fee is payable in advance. Upon registration, you will receive email confirmation including directions to the program site and recommended lodging.
Chrysler Center, University of Michigan – Ann Arbor, MI 48109
Paul Green, UM Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI), 309 UMTRI, 2150. Tel: (734)-763-3795