Course contents *
Human Factors, research methods, design and evaluation methods, human information processing (perception, cognition, action), displays and controls, anthropometry, decision making, automation, interface and cognitive engineering
Project: Written report, e.g. analyse a technical system or product with appropriate methods and suggest improvements on Human Factor aspects using design methods.
Tutorials 1: Visit to Alba Nova nuclear power plant simulator.
Tutorials 2: Based on examples of accidents, discussion in class on resolution of problems and tasks of the operator in a human-machine system.
Laboratory work: Illustrations of various aspects of human information processing as well as human capabilities and limitations. Simple experimental psychology, computer tests on cognition, memory and perception.