IT Systems and Human Factors

5 credits

Syllabus, Master's level, 1MD017

A revised version of the syllabus is available.
Code
1MD017
Education cycle
Second cycle
Main field(s) of study and in-depth level
Computer Science A1N, Human-Computer Interaction A1N, Technology A1N
Grading system
Pass with distinction, Pass with credit, Pass, Fail
Finalised by
The Faculty Board of Science and Technology, 16 March 2010
Responsible department
Department of Information Technology

Entry requirements

120 credits with 60 credits science studies including an introductory course in human computer interaction.

Learning outcomes

To pass the course, the student should be able to:

  • report for, and explain the difference between, different ways to carry out analyses of cognitive work;
  • carry out cognitive job analyses in different stages;
  • show understanding about the basic conditions for human control of complex and dynamic systems;
  • account for the concepts pro-active risk management and resilience at socio-technical systems;
  • give examples of information technology systems and design solutions with resilience;
  • reflect and discuss on the design of information technology systems.

Content

The human as an operator, and factor to count with, at control of complex systems. User-centred systems design and the process graphics as a part of an efficient work. Why one uses, and how one carries out, cognitive job analyses. The importance of the user interface and the system interaction for overall purposes as efficiency, productivity, safety and health. The development and usage in socio-technical systems of the risk concept.

Instruction

Lectures. Laboratory sessions. Group assignments including contacts with the labour market.

Assessment

Written home exam (3 credits). Assignments (2 credits).

Other directives

The course cannot be counted in a degree together with 1MD018 Humans in complex systems.

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