This course focuses on human-systems performance measurement (HsPM) methods used to determine whether human-system requirements are met and if the systems' design provides effective and efficient human-system performance. Students will gain knowledge of HsPM study design protocols, data collection tools and methods, analysis techniques and processes, and procedures required to execute studies with human participants. The course will provide students with an understanding of HsPM in the context of system design; workplace design; environment, safety, and occupational health; training; and maintenance. Students will be exposed to heuristic evaluations; modeling and simulation of human tasking, including tools for measuring physical limitations, cognitive load, and fatigue; and system testing with the human element.
Course prerequisites: 
645.462 Introduction to Systems Engineering.
Course instructor: 
Beecher, Comperatore