170. Industrial Design and Human Factors. (3) Three hours of lecture per week. Prerequisites: upper division standing. This course surveys topics related to the design of products and interfaces ranging from alarm clocks, cell phones, and dashboards to logos, presentations, and web sites. Design of such systems requires familiarity with Human Factors and Ergonomics, including the physics and perception of color, sound, and touch, as well as familiarity with case studies and contemporary practices in interface design and usability testing. Students will solve a series of design problems individually and in teams. (SP) Goldberg


NOTE: I will be on Sabbatical in Spring 2005. A variant of this course, IEOR 170: Human Factors and Existential Phenomenology, will be offered in Fall 2005 pending approval. Information on that course will be posted in time for Spring registration.

course page: http://www.ieor.berkeley.edu/~goldberg/courses/S04/170/