Oct 05, 2022
INDE 390 - Human Factors and Work Methods
Units: 4 ; Breadth Area: GE-UDB
Human Factors principles utilized for design of tools, jobs, environments and work methods. Human dimensions, capabilities and limitations, including anthropometric, perceptive and cognitive, inform human-centered designs. Case studies illustrate good/poor designs. Principles applied in course projects, exercises and simulations.
Strongly Recommended Preparation: Upper division status (greater than 60 earned semester units) and completion of lower division Areas B1-B3.
Prerequisites: Completion of GE Areas A1, A2, A3 and B4 with grade C- (CR) or better; and INDE 330 or STAT 100.
Equivalent Quarter Course: INDE 3020 and INDE 3190.
Possible Instructional Methods: Entirely On-ground.
Grading: A-F grading only.
Breadth Area(s) Satisfied: GE-UDB - Upper Division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning
Cross-listed: PSYC 390
Course Typically Offered: Variable Intermittently
Student Learning Outcomes - Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to:
- Apply anthropometric data and modeling techniques to engineering design of physical objects
- Design work systems for assembly tasks
- Utilize and apply taught techniques and tools in a design project to address contemporary user needs, and effectively communicate design results orally, visually and in writing
UD-B. Upper-division Science Inquiry and Quantitative Reasoning Learning Outcomes
- demonstrate advanced and/or focused science or quantitative content knowledge in a specific scientific field, using appropriate vocabulary and referencing appropriate concepts (such as models, uncertainties, hypotheses, theories, and technologies);
- apply advanced quantitative skills (such as statistics, algebraic solutions, interpretation of graphical data) to scientific problems and evaluate scientific claims;
- demonstrate understanding of the nature of science and scientific inquiry and the experimental and empirical methodologies used in science to investigate a scientific question or issue; and
- apply science content knowledge to contemporary scientific issues (e.g., global warming) and technologies (e.g., cloning), where appropriate.
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