IE577_first_lecture - Human Factors in Engineering Robert...

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1 Human Factors in Engineering Robert Proctor
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2 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 Office: PSYC 3150 Phone: (765) 494 - 0784 E-Mail Address: proctor@psych.purdue.edu Office Hours: MWF 8-9 a.m. By appointment
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3 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 Teaching Assistants: Liang (Leon) Zeng GRIS 130 765 494 0056 Hours: Th 3:00-5:00pm; F 8:30-10:30 am On Campus Only Dongbin (Tobin) Cho PSYC 3113 Hours: TuTh 10am-12noon Zhuangzhuang (Johanna) Xi PRCE 385F Hours: MW 3:30-4:30pm
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4 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 Course E-mail address: 577ta@psych.purdue.edu Course Web site: http://www.itap.purdue.edu/tlt/ecourses/ –Click on Blackboard Vista –Enter CAREER account username and password
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5 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 Course Description The course provides a survey of Human Factors and Ergonomics with particular reference to human functions in human-machine systems. We consider basic human capabilities and the ways that these capabilities are taken into account in the design of human-machine systems and work environments.
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6 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 The objective of the course is for you to learn: • the principles, assumptions, and methods on which the discipline of Human Factors is based • the systems approach and its implications for human factors • types of human error and the factors that influence their likelihood
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7 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 The objective of the course is for you to learn: • facts and theories regarding human perception, cognition, and action and their implications for design • physical and environmental factors that need to be taken into account when designing for human use
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8 IE/PSY 577 Session 1 The objective of the course is for you to learn: • specific methods, such as mental workload analysis for evaluating alternative designs • the steps for implementing human factors and ergonomics programs within organizations
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This note was uploaded on 09/23/2009 for the course IE 577 taught by Professor Robert,p during the Spring '08 term at Purdue University-West Lafayette.

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