HMI606. An introduction to Human factors Engineering

Instructor Sidney Dekker,

Fall 2002. It will start week No 45 and continue until Christmas, 13.00-17.00.

Prerequisites Graduate status as HMI student or well qualified undergraduate
Goals To acquaint HMI and other students with the Human Factors Engineering topics, concepts, theories and research strategies.
  1. Human Factors and systems
  2. Human factors research methodologies,
  3. Information input, text, graphics, symbols and codes
  4. Visual displays of dynamic information
  5. Auditory, tactual and olfactory displays
  6. Speech communications
  7. Physical work, motor skills
  8. Human control of systems
  9. Controls and data entry devices, hand tools and devices
  10. Workspace design and seating, physical space
  11. Interpersonal aspects, illumination, climate, noise, motion, human error
  12. Human factors in systems design
  • Sanders, M. S., & McCormick, E. J. (1993). Human Factors Engineering and Design. New York: McGraw-Hill..
Examination 1 written exam, student presentation(s). Exam after Christmas.
Other 15 lectures/class meetings, 2 hours each. Day(s) to be determined