Research across domains such as aerospace, nuclear, medicine, ground transportation and eco-systems, design for safety, design for efficiency, design for comfort.
This research area is associated with the HCD 6810 course (also given as MAE 6810) that is usually given during the Spring term, and covers the following topics:
Spring 2013: Thursdays, 5pm-7:45pm, HCDi conference room, Commons (3rd floor)
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Teaching Media and Delivery Methods
Each live session will be either a lecture or a discussion on a subject prepared in advance. It may include quizzes of 15 minutes at the beginning of the live session. The results of these quizzes may be included in the final score of the course for each student.
Lectures on a specific life-critical system domain, i.e., aeronautics, space, nuclear, medicine, will be given by an expert in this domain. Experts may come from outside of FIT.
It is required that each student read the handouts prepared one week before each live session. This is a very important requirement since live session should be interactive as much as possible.
Lectures will be formally given using slides (video projection) and black/white board text and graphic presentations. Movies may be projected. At the end of each live session a small exercise will be given to make theoretical concepts more concrete and applicable.
Grading Weights by Course Element
All live session have the same weight, i.e., students are required to be present for all live sessions (the list of participant students will be made at the beginning of each session).
Evaluation will be conducted as follows:
No specific laboratory will be used. The Human-Centered Design Institute may be used for some demonstrations.
Teamwork Applications in the Course
Each student will be asked to develop a life-critical system concept and evaluate it. For that matter, he or she will need to collaborate with other students who would play the role of users, maintainers, trainers or even developers.
Texts and References
Student Materials Beyond Texts, References, and Common Student Materials
Course handouts will be distributed before each live session (typically one week before).
A Web site will be maintained where students will find appropriate information required for each live session and the whole course.