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MIE240 Human Centred Systems Design
Instructor: Peyman Shokrollahi
Lecture 1 Introduction to Human
Introduction to Human factors
Field of Human Factors
Chapter 1 and 2
Elements of HumanMachine Systems (pp 9-15)
MIE240H1-S: Human Centred Systems Design Spring 2017
Course Learning Objectives:
Learn the basic concepts of human factors engineering.
Learn the importance of considering human capabilities and limitations in the design of systems.