Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors

Subject: Re: To Human Factors or not to Human Factors
From: Bill Swallow <techcommdood -at- gmail -dot- com>
To: "A.H." <isaac840 -at- yahoo -dot- com>
Date: Mon, 12 Dec 2005 13:38:32 -0500

Your course should have a description or outline available. What you
may learn depends on what the instructor is going to teach, and that
varies from school to school and from instructor to instructor.

Human Factors is roughly the study of human nature and how to analyze
behavior in certain situations. I can't get any more specific without
knowing the angle your course is taking.

But I'd say that such a course, especially if you're low on
psychology/sociology courses, is a good one.

On 12/12/05, A.H. <isaac840 -at- yahoo -dot- com> wrote:
> 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.
> After readiing a few responses to "Hiring
> Questions," I saw a few references about writers
> designing information. Is this what one learns a human
> factors course, or were they talking about something
> else?

Bill Swallow
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