Cornell University Ergonomics Web



Spring 2010

Instructor: Alan Hedge, E206 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall
Phone: 255-1957
Office Hours: Tuesday and Thursday 12:00-2:00 pm or by appointment

T.A.: Suzanne Schechtman, 409 Martha Van Rensselaer Hall,
Phone:  310.382.7290
Office Hours: By appointment.

Credit: 4 units
Room:  VW 155 + TBA  (1 hour)
Time: Tuesdays and Thursdays, 2:55pm - 4:10pm 
+ 1 hour TBA

Required Text:
Stanton, N. et al. (eds.) Handbook of Human Factors and Ergonomics Methods, CRC Press, 2004.

Any additional materials for class will be provided as required.

Course Description:
This course extends the breadth and depth of coverage of DEA 4700 through advanced project work.

Course Objectives:
This course aims to develop the student's ability to apply knowledge of human factors and ergonomics to the analysis and solution of real-world projects. Upon completion of this course the student should:

  1. Be familiar with using of human factors and ergonomics methods to the analysis of a wide
    variety of project situations.
  2. Be able to frame ergonomic problems so that they are amenable to ergonomic analysis.
  3. Be able to write an ergonomics analysis report and to publicly present information on a human
    factors project.
  4. Be able to search for and review appropriate literature.

Course Format:
The course meets for DEA 4700 classes and once each week for an additional hour. This time will be used for a combination of seminar presentation by students, discussion, and review work. Projects will be assigned. Assessment of course performance will be based on performance in DEA 4700, class participation and a semester project report.

Semester Project:
Further guidance will be given in class.

Grading Scheme:
The following grading scheme will be used. Your performance will be assessed relative to the course objectives and to your peers.
75% DEA 4700 grade (assessed as specified in DEA 4700 syllabus)
25% DEA 6700 Semester Project

Review the DEA4700 syllabus

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