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Industrial Engineering (I E)

I E 408 Cognitive Work Design (3) Design and evaluation of cognitive work, including the human/computer interface, visual displays, software design, and automated system monitoring, with emphasis on human performance.

I E 408 Cognitive Work Design (3)

Cognitive Work Design is a senior level course offered in the Department of Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering. It is one of two courses which follow I E 327, Introduction to Work Design. This course focuses on the cognitive part of human factors and work design. It will be offered in fall and spring semesters. This course will enable students to design, implement, and evaluate human-computer interfaces according to principles outlined in foundational human-computer interaction readings. Students will be engaged in the active learning of design, programming, and usability concepts by way of building interfaces on the personal computer.

Students taking this course should be familiar with computer programming and introduction to work design.

General Education: None
Diversity: None
Bachelor of Arts: None
Effective: Spring 2006
Prerequisite: I E 327

Note : Class size, frequency of offering, and evaluation methods will vary by location and instructor. For these details check the specific course syllabus.


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