• Human Factors Engineering

Designing Systems, Products, and Services to Make them Easier, Safer, and More Effective for Human Use

 

Anywhere there is a person using a system, human factors engineering concepts inevitably apply. This hands-on, multidisciplinary training program—now in its 59th year—provides essential user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven evaluation techniques.

 


Program Overview

 



Week 1

 


The first week of the course focuses on human factors concepts, offering a broad survey of human factors topics important to designers and researchers.
Full Agenda

 



Week 2

 


Human-computer interaction (HCI) is the focus for week two, providing an overview of HCI issues through workshops that lay the foundation for effective human-computer systems. Full Agenda

 
 


Lecture Videos

 
    GOMS and the Keystroke-Level Model

Dr. Paul Green | Human Factors Engineering Program Leader, University of Michigan

 

 
Cognitive Walkthrough

Dr. Clayton Lewis | Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado

Occupational Biomechanics

Dr. Richard Hughes | Associate Professor of Biomedical Engineering, University of Michigan

Decision Making and Cognitive Task Analysis

Dr. Deborah Boehm-Davis | Professor of Psychology, George Mason University

Design of Electronic Displays

Dr. Paul Green | Human Factors Engineering Program Leader, University of Michigan

Engineering Anthropometry

Dr. Bruce Bradtmiller | Owner and President, Anthrotech

 

  Small Group, Hands-On Design Experience


  • Understand the major topics in design, evaluation, and research, along with current recommendations for common design problems.
  • Learn how to measure human anthropometry, estimate task completion times, and use methods in human-computer interaction.
  • Select special topics of interest from 14 seminars and workshops, including cognitive task analysis, occupational ergonomic methods, usability testing, and cognitive walkthroughs.
  • Observe current research and human factors applications during tours of the U-M Center for Ergonomics, National Center for Patient Safety, and more.
 


Program Faculty

"Appreciated the level of expertise—course was given by industry leaders and level of interaction was great." - Human Factors Engineering course participant

Led by Dr. Paul Green, our faculty consists of the foremost experts in human factors thinking, many of whom wrote the premier books on concepts and topics covered during the course.

 


Program Leader


 
Paul Green

Paul Green

Research Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute
Research Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
 
 

Dr. Paul Green teaches automotive human factors and human-computer interaction classes at the University of Michigan. A leader of U-M's Human Factors Engineering Short Course for twenty-seven years, he is also the past president of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society.

Dr. Green leads a research team that focuses on driver distraction, driver workload, and workload managers, navigation system design, and motor-vehicle controls and displays. That research makes extensive use of instrumented cars… More About Paul
 


Program Instructors


 
 
 
Deborah Boehm-Davis
Deborah Boehm-Davis
Professor of Psychology
Dean of the College of Humanities and Social Sciences, George Mason University
 
Bruce Bradtmiller
Bruce Bradtmiller
Owner and President, Anthrotech
 
Neil Charness
Neil Charness
Professor of Psychology, Florida State University
 
Paul Green
Paul Green
Research Professor, University of Michigan Transportation Research Institute (UMTRI)
Research Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering
Program Director, Human Factors Engineering
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Richard Jagacinski
Richard Jagacinski
Professor of Psychology, Ohio State University
 
Debra Jones
Debra Jones
Principal Research Associate, SA Technologies
 
Clayton Lewis
Clayton Lewis
Professor of Computer Science, University of Colorado
 
Michael Nebeling
Michael Nebeling
Assistant Professor of Information, School of Information
Assistant Professor of Electrical Engineering and Computer Science, University of Michigan
 
Nadine Sarter
Nadine Sarter
Professor, Industrial & Operations Engineering, College of Engineering
 
Jacob Seagull
Jacob Seagull
Associate Professor of Medicine, Michigan Medicine
 
Douglas Wiegmann
Douglas Wiegmann
Associate Professor of Industrial and Systems Engineering, University of Wisconsin