Reader Mark C. asked the question:
“I plan to offer a class on Human Factor’s Psychology in my school. I’ve looked around to internet for resources…there really isn’t much out there….”
How did you start teaching human factors? If you had to teach a semester-long course, what would be your resource? Please chime in!
My undergraduate course is a fusion of material from the required text (Introduction to Human Factors), some chapters from the Design of Everyday Things (which I don’t require to read but may take inspiration from), and Casey’s classic Set Phasers on Stun. And plenty of examples of human factors from the web to make the material more timely.
A major component is the group project where students pick a system and conduct a human factors evaluation as an end-of-the-semester presentation.