This is the second post in our 2-part look at some HF programs. Rich’s post about Clemson’s program can be found here.
The psychology graduate program at NCSU in Raleigh, North Carolina, U.S.A, boasts eight faculty in the Human Factors and Ergonomics specialization. This is in addition to the faculty in our sister program in Industrial Engineering and related faculty in areas as diverse as Industrial Design and Education. Graduates of the program can be found both in academia and industry (e.g., Virginia Tech faculty, IBM, HumanCentric, Dell).
A sampling of the kinds of research we do here:
- Warnings – when are they appropriate, how to create them, how they can be misunderstood
- Medication adherence – when do people share their prescriptions with others?
- Methods of knowledge acquisition for collecting data from experts to be used to create artificial intelligence, training programs, and display formats
- Designing instruction and feedback for diverse cognitive ability levels
- Controlling robots
- Spatial math
- Visual spatial perception, auditory spatial perception
- The intersection of technology and human aging
We also have an active Human Factors and Ergonomics Society student chapter.
Our admissions process begins in the fall, when we start accepting applications for review in January. The current deadline for applications is January 1st of each year, but check the website to be certain.
I’m happy to answer emails from prospective students. Let me know what areas you are interested in and I can help connect you with the faculty here closest to those areas.
The director of our graduate program is the best person to ask about admissions and requirements:
Donald H. Mershon, Ph.D.
email: don_mershon at ncsu.edu