Courses of Study 2021-2022 
    Mar 24, 2023  
Courses of Study 2021-2022 [ARCHIVED CATALOG]

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DEA 3510 - Human Factors and Inclusive Design

Fall. 3 credits. Letter grades only.

Recommended prerequisite: DEA 1500 . Co-meets with DEA 6510 .

J. Yoon.

The course explores how human factors and user inclusivity can be systematically considered and implemented in the development of products (e.g., the capabilities and constraints of the physical, cognitive and cultural makeup of human beings). The course includes practical exercises and field project work.

Outcome 1: An ability to articulate key concepts of human factors and inclusive design including human information processing, cognitive and physical human-product relationships, and design exclusivity assessment.

Outcome 2: Evidence-based reasoning and make critical judgments about both inclusivity and human factors issues.

Outcome 3: Theoretical knowledge and practical skills to initiate, design, and report an empirically-based project that addresses issues of human factors and inclusive design.

Outcome 4: Critical skills to improve the ergonomic aspects of a product and knowledge of aging- and disability-related design challenges.

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