Human Centered Design and Engineering

HCDE 501     Human Factors and Ergonomics     3 Credit Hours

This course is designed to provide an understanding of ergonomics as a science and process, with an emphasis on people at work. Discussion of ergonomic methods for measurement, assessment, and evaluation, with major topics including manual materials handling, cumulative trauma disorders, environmental stresses, and safety issues. (F,W)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

HCDE 510     Foundation of HCDE     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Foundation of Human-Centered Design and Engineering This course introduces human-centered design principles and process. Students learn to apply the process and principles to generate innovative design solutions. Topics include empathy, deefining design problem, ideation, emotional design, product prototyping and testing. A semester long team based project allows students to apply classroom learnings to real life design problem. (F)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

HCDE 520     Research Methods in HCDE     3 Credit Hours

Full Course Title: Research Methods in Human-Centered Design and Engineering This course surveys qualitative and quantitative research methods in human-centered design and engineering. Different data collection and measurement techniques are covered for different types of data, including subjective, behavioral, and physiological data. Human subject involved experiment design and introduction to basic statistics are also be covered in this course. Other topics include cognitive task analysis, physiological computing in emotional design and sentiment analysis in user needs elicitation process. Students learn to formulate research questions and hypotheses, design and conduct a research study, and present research results through various case studies. (W)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Rackham or Graduate

HCDE 530     Information Visualization     3 Credit Hours

This course introduces information visualization techniques and process which produce effective visualization and help people understand and analyze data. Topics include basics of information visualization, including its history and necessity, human aspects to understand how human perceives visual stimuli, considerations to present data, strategic techniques to summarize and display information, and evaluation of information design. (W)

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate or Rackham

HCDE 590     Capstone Project I     2 Credit Hours

Students form project teams, develop capstone topics, initial concepts, deliverables, schedules and necessary pilot study for the HCDE capstone project. (F,W)

Prerequisite(s): HCDE 520 and IMSE 577 and HCDE 501

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if Level is Graduate
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science

HCDE 591     Capstone Project II     2 Credit Hours

Students, working in teams under the supervision of individual faculty members, integrate and apply knowledge acquired in various courses of the HCDE program to a design problem of their choosing. (F,W)

Prerequisite(s): HCDE 590

Restriction(s):
Can enroll if College is Engineering and Computer Science