Florida Institute of Technology offers a Master’s program in Human-Centered Design (HCD).
- Candidates with backgrounds and degrees in engineering, science and human factors, as well as arts and architecture are encouraged to apply.
- A graduate degree in HCD supports independent scholarly work, opportunities in academia, or to pursue advanced research and leadership in government, industry and business.
- Current research is in: cognitive engineering, life- critical systems, complexity analysis for HCD, human- centered organization design and management, modeling and simulation, advanced interaction media, creativity and design thinking, functional analysis, industrial design, and usability engineering.
- Internationally connected with best research and professional institutions in HCD.
- Cognitive Engineering: Human-centered design and automation, cognitive modeling, risk, safety, situation awareness, decision- making, scenario-based design
- Advanced Interaction Media: Interactive technology, ubiquitous computing, control devices, 2D and 3D information visualization, multi-touch surfaces
- Complexity Analysis for HCD: Complex systems and theories, emerging behavior and properties, design for simplicity, self- organization
- Life-Critical Systems: Comparing safety, efficiency and comfort of complex dynamic systems such as in aerospace, medicine, nuclear energy, process control, extreme environments, as well as everyday life systems
- Human-Centered Organization Design and Management:
- Knowledge and uncertainty management, socio-technical stability, governance, product integration, organizational automation
- Modeling and Simulation: Discrete and multi-agent modeling and simulation platforms and methods, CAD, PLM, logical models, human-in-the-loop simulations, simulation-based requirement engineering
- Function Analysis: Task, activity and work analyses, cognitive function emergence and discovery, function allocation, operational procedures and automation
- Usability Engineering: Sensorimotor, cognitive and social models and measures, ergonomic guidelines, emotional stress, fatigue, workload, pleasure, conceptual models
- Creativity and Design Thinking: Problem-solving using out-of-the- box approaches, concept thinking, storyboarding, parallel thinking, participatory design, inspiration and innovation
- Industrial Design: HCD of life-critical systems including industrial and everyday-life products such as cockpits, control room, emergency centers, interior design and architecture
Starts Fall 2013.
Information: Delilah Caballero, firstname.lastname@example.org, 321-309-4960
Program director: Dr. Guy A. Boy, University Professor Website: http://research.fit.edu/hcdi/
Application deadline: July 15, 2013.