Human Factors Engineering

Course summary: Designing systems, products, and services to make them easier, safer, and more effective for human use.

Provider: Nexus at the University of Michigan College of Engineering
Ann Arbor,  Michigan
Duration: 2-weeks
Knowledge/experience needed: N/A
Email: [email protected]

Who should attend?
Engineers, psychologists, medical professionals, managers, and others interested in human factors, ergonomics, human-computer interaction, or usability. Attendees often work in industry, government, or the military.

Why should you attend?
This hands-on, multidisciplinary training program provides essential user interface design experience for anyone looking to improve their organization through proven evaluation techniques.

What will you learn?
Week 1 focuses on human factors concepts, offering a broad survey of human factors topics important to designers and researchers. Week 2 focuses on human-computer interaction (HCI) and intelligent system design.

Expected outcomes

  • Understand the major topics in design, evaluation, and research, along with current recommendations for common design problems.
  • Learn how to measure human anthropometry, estimate task completion times, and use methods in human-computer interaction.
  • Select special topics of interest from 14 seminars and workshops, including cognitive task analysis, occupational ergonomic methods, usability testing, and cognitive walkthroughs.
  • Observe current research and human factors applications during tours of the U-M Center for Ergonomics, National Center for Patient Safety, and more.

Course content
Week 1 and 2 agenda.


What’s included?
Earn a digital badge and a digital certificate.

About Terema
Nexus provides professional education certificates; support for the design and delivery of online credit courses and degrees; and custom programs that are practical, grounded in research, and taught by faculty and lecturers from throughout the College and beyond. By offering multiple entry paths and delivery options - online, on campus, on location, and hybrid - learners engage with renowned U-M faculty in a way that best fits their needs, priorities, and preferences.