376-1178-00L  Human Factors II

SemesterSpring Semester 2019
LecturersM. Menozzi Jäckli, R. Huang, M. Siegrist
Periodicityyearly recurring course
Language of instructionEnglish



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NumberTitleHoursLecturers
376-1178-00 VHuman Factors II2 hrs
Tue13:15-15:00HG D 7.1 »
M. Menozzi Jäckli, R. Huang, M. Siegrist

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AbstractStrategies, abilities and needs of human at work as well as properties of products and systems are factors controlling quality and performance in everyday interactions. In Human Factors II (HF II), cognitive aspects are in focus therefore complementing the more physical oriented approach in HF I. A basic scientific approach is adopted and relevant links to practice are illustrated.
ObjectiveThe goal of the lecture is to empower students in designing products and systems enabling an efficient and qualitatively high standing interaction between human and the environment, considering costs, benefits, health, well-being, and safety as well. The goal is achieved in addressing a broad variety of topics and embedding the discussion in macroscopic factors such as the behavior of consumers and objectives of economy.
ContentCognitive factors in perception, information processing and action. Experimental techniques in assessing human performance and well-being, human factors and ergonomics in development of products and complex systems, innovation, decision taking, consumer behavior.
LiteratureSalvendy G. (ed), Handbook of Human Factors, Wiley & Sons, 2012

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ECTS credits3 credits
ExaminersM. Menozzi Jäckli, R. Huang, M. Siegrist
Typesession examination
Language of examinationEnglish
RepetitionThe performance assessment is offered every session. Repetition possible without re-enrolling for the course unit.
Mode of examinationwritten 90 minutes
Written aidsopen book
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