User Centered Design

Course Description

Discover how to define requirements, develop design concepts, and conduct evaluations from a user-centered design perspective. Discover the best ways to use focus groups and formative evaluation sessions to optimally involve users from beginning to end. Learn about the human factors principles that guide physical arrangement of components and the representation of information. Learn advanced information visualization techniques for big data analytics.

Course ID: DEF 4526P
Course Format: Classroom

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CRN Start date End date Format Location Cost
16262 Oct 11, 2016 Oct 13, 2016 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595
17020 Mar 6, 2018 Mar 8, 2018 Classroom Atlanta, Georgia $1,595

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Who Should Attend

Department of Defense personnel working on an acquisition program, Defense contractors responsible for human systems integration or human factors, and human systems researchers or practitioners from the commercial sector

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand the rationale for user centered design and its advantages over technology centered design
  • Become familiar with sources of design requirements from human engineering and from the other HSI domains
  • Understand how to apply user centered design to the physical arrangement of components and workstations
  • Learn about user centered design of visual and auditory displays
  • Become familiar with common tools used to support design
  • Learn about the evaluation methods that support user centered design


  • Introduction to User Centered Design
  • Analytical Methods to Determine Design Requirements
  • User characteristics that drive design.
  • Use of focus groups and similar methods
  • Anthropometric Cases
  • Physical Layout of Components
  • Design of Visual Displays
  • Visualization techniques
  • Use of Mockups and Prototypes
  • Design of auditory displays
  • Design for Accessibility
  • Design for special populations and austere environments