University of Michigan Human Factors Short Course

July 26 to July 31, 2010 and August 2 to August 6, 2010

The University of Michigan will be offering our 51st year of our two-week short course on human factors. If you are interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability, this course will give you the opportunity to get some excellent training from experts in the field.

This two-week human factors course, concerns the design of systems, products and services to make them easier, safer and more effective for human use. The first week of the course focuses on human factors concepts and is a broad survey of human
factors topics important to designers and researchers.

Human-computer interaction is the focus for week two of the course and presents an overview of major topics and issues in human-computer interaction through workshops on selected concepts, methods, and procedures that provide the foundation for design of effective human-computer systems and web applications.

Details and registration for the Human Factors Engineering Training program are available online.

Interview with Robert R. Johnson on Teaching Usable Software Design

Usability Education in the Copper Country: Teaching Usable Software Design at Michigan Tech

Timothy Keirnan spent part of his recent vacation to the Keweenaw Peninsula of upper Michigan talking with Professor Robert R. Johnson, Chair of the Humanities Department at Michigan Technological University. In this interview, Dr. Johnson talks about a National Science Foundation project to teach user-centered design to software engineering undergraduates.

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