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Applied Cognition and Human Factors

Course Prefix: 
PY
Course Number: 
390
Course Credits: 
3 cr.

This class will provide a survey of our current knowledge of the capabilities and limitations of human operators. It will focus on how this knowledge can be used to guide the design of systems and human system interfaces. It will link theories of human performance with the real world and will also include specific examples of human factors failures and what has changed in light of these failures (Wickens, Lee, Liu, & Gordon-Becker, 2003). In addition, students will find and design a human factors project, including a cost/benefit analysis, and present their project. Prerequisites: PY 201 and PY 380 (Program goals 4, 9,10)