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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 credit in VISA/VISC/VISD/VISM).
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 have taken VISC 2B91: Special Topic in Visual Culture: Human Factors and User-Centred Design in the 2004/2005 academic year, VISC 3B27, VISD 3B27, or SOSC 3B27 may not take this course for further credit.
Notes: Priority Registration for Environmental and Industrial Design majors.

Priority registration for this course will be lifted on .

Course code change 2011-12
Designation change 2012-13
Course was last updated June 1, 2012 - 10:58 AM