OS3401 Human Factors in System Design

This course will provide an introduction to the field of Human Factors for Systems Engineering students with an emphasis on military systems. Humans are the most important element of any military system. Consequently, the design of effective systems must take into account human strengths and limitations as well as considerations of human variability. The course surveys human factors, human-centered design, and system effectiveness and safety. Topics include system design in light of human cognition and performance as they are influenced by physiological, anthropometric and environmental considerations. Emphasis is given to the responsibility of Systems Engineers to assure human performance and system effectiveness. Prerequisite: None

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