Leon Gold is a Human Factors consultant who has taught Human Factors and Ergonomics at Columbia University’s, Department of Industrial Engineering and Operations for over 2O years. Previously he was Director of Usability at the New York Stock Exchange and has worked for numerous...
IEORE4207 Human Factors: Performance
Instructor: Leon S. Gold
Additional Information: IEOR_E4207_Fall_2016_Syllabus.pdf
3 pts. Lect: 3. Refer to course syllabus. This course is required for undergraduate students majoring in IE. This course provides a survey of human performance engineering in the design of consumer products, user interfaces and work processes. The goal of the course is to provide the student with the ability to specify human performance variables affecting user performance, safety and satisfaction for a variety of products and task requirements. Topics include task analysis, information processing, anthropometry, control and display design, human computer interaction, usability testing, usability cost/ benefit analysis, forensics, motivation, group dynamics and personnel selection. Course requirements include a research paper and a (group) product redesign project. At the end of the course students will have a deeper understanding of the research and psychological principles underlying human performance capabilities and limitations. The hope is that this course will encourage students to become more of "a user advocate" in their future endeavors.