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Human Factors for Designers
0.50 Credit(s)
Academic Course
Prerequisite: 7.5 credits, including 1.0 credit of second-year liberal studies (including 0.5 VISC credit).
This course introduces students to ideas and issues that are important to a contemporary understanding of ergonomics, human factors, and user-centred design. Through a thematic examination of the growth and development of the field, including a wide-ranging review of case studies, the course provides students with a framework for studying industrial and environmental design processes as they relate to the satisfaction of human needs.
Anti-requisite: Students who previously took VISC 2B91: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Human Factors and User-Centred Design in the 2004/2005 academic year or VISC 3B27 may not take SOSC 3B27 for further credit.
Notes: Priority Registration for Environmental and Industrial Design majors.
Priority enrolment will be lifted on Tuesday July 20, 2010.

This course is also offered as VISC 3B27. You must decide which course category you wish this to be counted towards at the time of registration by registering for either SOSC 3B27 or VISC 3B27.
Course was last updated January 10, 2011 - 10:23 AM