EE-600 / 3 crédits

Enseignant(s): Carrara Sandro, Lang Virginia, Stradolini Francesca

Langue: Anglais

Remark: Next time: Spring 2025


Every year


Human Factors Engineering theory and research methods will be covered through an interdisciplinary focus on human cognition, behavior and physiology (ergonomics) in the design, development and evaluation of product technology. A final applied projects will demonstrate HFE skills.



Introduction to Human Factors theory and research methods that are used to design and evaluation  usable, safe, and effective devices. Application of these  Human  Factors  methods and theories will be  accomplished by means of course  exercises and a final project.


Master students are welcome.


Usability, design, human factors, biomedical.

Learning Prerequisites

Required courses

Statistics, Engineering Design Course, System design Course.

Learning Outcomes

By the end of the course, the student must be able to:

  • Design at the system level a product that takes into account Human cognitive processes
  • Design at the system level a product that takes into account Human physiological characteristics: ergonomics
  • Design a usability research test.
  • Complete a usability research test.
  • Use different Human Factors standards and best practices to design a system in the following area: Software Application, Transportation, Medical Devices, Consumer Products, etc.

Assessment methods

Project report.



  • Book: Norman, D.  (2013), The Design of Everyday  Things. MIT Press.
  • Book: Sanders, M. S., & McCormick, E. J. (1993). Human factors in engineering and design (7th ed.). Mcgraw-Hill Book Company

Ressources en bibliothèque

Moodle Link

Dans les plans d'études

  • Forme de l'examen: Rapport de TP (session libre)
  • Matière examinée: Usability engineering
  • Cours: 24 Heure(s)
  • Exercices: 9 Heure(s)
  • Projet: 12 Heure(s)

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