Computer-aided design, life-cycled product management, discrete-event simulations, multi-agent simulations, mathematical models for simulation, human-in-the-loop simulations.
This research area is associated with the HCD 6860 course (also given as CSE 5800 and ORP 5091) that is usually given during the Fall term, and covers the following topics:
Fall 2012: Thursdays, 5pm-7:45pm, HCDi conference room, Commons (3rd floor)
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This course will introduce the graduate students to modeling and simulation (M&S) for human centered design. They will learn how to design a successful product by using M&S. they will be familiarized to the use of CATIA and DELMIA, and design a small dynamic interactive system. They will learn about life-cycled product management, discrete event simulations, mathematical models for simulation and multi-agent simulations. Students will have a project from the beginning to the end of the course and a formal written test.
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.
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:
The Human-Centered Design Institute will provide extensive use of tools and competent guidance from its personnel in the development of a mockup.
Each student will be asked to develop a model and a simulation of his/her own choice that would support the analysis, design and evaluation of a life-critical system.
Teamwork Applications in the Course
Each student will be asked to apply each lecture to his or her own project.
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.