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6 EXAMPLES OF HUMAN FACTORS ENGINEERING

March 22, 2022

by Cj Pettus

Experience examples of Human Factors Engineering in action with these sample videos.

For more than sixty years, professionals have attended the multidisciplinary Human Factors Engineering training program from the University of Michigan. Attendees from a broad range of industries register for one or both of the two weeks of interactive classroom instruction. Week 1 focuses on human factors concepts, especially those important to designers and researchers, while week 2 centers on human-computer interaction and intelligent system design.

University of Michigan professor Paul Green, PhD, leads a team of thirteen instructors with impressive backgrounds in industry and research. If you’re considering sharpening your skills with this course, peruse these six examples of Human Factors Engineering sessions. 

1. ENGINEERING ANTHROPOMETRY


Learn about anthropometry and techniques for measuring body size and stature from Dr. Bruce Bradtmiller. 

2. OCCUPATIONAL BIOMECHANICS


Learn about occupational biomechanics from Dr. Richard Hughes. 

3. DECISION MAKING AND COGNITIVE TASK ANALYSIS


Learn about decision making and cognitive task analysis from Deborah Boehm-Davis.

4. COGNITIVE WALKTHROUGH


Learn about the cognitive walkthrough method from Dr.  Clayton Lewis. 

5. DESIGN OF ELECTRONIC DISPLAYS


Learn about the design of electronic displays from Dr. Paul Green. 

6. GOMS AND THE KEY-STROKE LEVEL MODEL


Learn about GOMs and the Keystroke-Level Model, a useful tool for analyzing cognitive activities in human-computer interaction, from Dr. Paul Green. 

Now that you’ve had a taste of the engaging and unique topics in this course from these examples of Human Factors Engineering sessions, learn more about this essential training. 

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