Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors

Subject: Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors
From: Dick Margulis <margulisd -at- comcast -dot- net>
To: "A.H." <isaac840 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:08:12 -0500

A.H. wrote:

Hey all,

January will be my last semester as a tech. comm.
major and I'm thinking of taking a human factors
course. My advisor recommended it and I'm interested.
I think I have an idea of the kinds of things one
learns in such a course.

It's a good credential to have if you want to get involved in user interface design. "A course" in human factors is not the same as a degree in human factors engineering; but in many companies the latter is a luxury beyond their means, while a tech writer with good exposure to human factors concepts will be just what they want.

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