Factores Humanos - Design de Media Interactivos - Sem Ramos - Especialidades

ECTS / Credit Units
Year: 3 / 1º Semestre
Plan: 2010/11
Scientific Area: IHC
Level: Intermédio

Semestral Hour Load

Theorical: 32.00
Theorical-Pratical: 32.00
Pratical and Laboratorial:
Tutorial: 16.00


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Degree having this Course

Degree - Branch Degree Plan Year
Engenharia Informática - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2010/11
Professional Master in Human-Computer Interaction - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2010/11
Design de Media Interactivos - Sem Ramos - Especialidades 2010/11

Teaching Staff

Nuno António do Nascimento Correia
Nuno António do Nascimento Correia

Responsável pelas Pautas
Ensino teórico
Ensino teórico-prático
Orientação tutorial

Course Information

Course Objectivs

This course is designed to: 

1.To introduce students to theoretical aspects of human factors, cognitive science, and social science that will assist them in understanding and designing the interactions of humans with the world, tools and technology.

2. To assist students investigate and understand problems that arise out of the interaction of humans with systems; 

3. To introduce students to methods and principles for analyzing problems that involve human factors, such as: perception, cognition, decision making and human errors; 

4. To introduce students to physical and cognitive ergonomics; 

5. To teach students to consider human factors for technology design; 

6 To teach students to understand problems and apply human factors knowledge to analyze them, find sources of error, and propose the design (or redesign) of systems in order to improve human system interactions.

Evaluation Criteria


There is no exam for this course. Individual components will be weighted as follows (this is tentative and subject to change):

-Classroom participation: 10%

-Individual projects: (N4, 10% each) 

- Term group project: 50%

Program Resume (get program detail)

In this course you will learn basic methods and principles to investigate and analyze problems that involve human factors such as: perception, cognition, decision making and human errors; and you will also learn to use technology design to help improve these processes and avoid error. 

Main Bibliography

Wickens, Ch., Lee, J., Liu, Y. & Gordon Becker, S. (2004). An Introduction to Human Factors Engineering. Second Edition

Various research readings

Other Biographical Sources / Support Documents

Student Support

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