User Experience and Psychology

Korea University

Course Description

  • Course Name

    User Experience and Psychology

  • Host University

    Korea University

  • Location

    Seoul, South Korea

  • Area of Study

    Applied Behavioral Science, Behavioral Science, Psychology

  • Language Level

    Taught In English

  • Course Level Recommendations


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    Hours & Credits

  • Credits

  • Recommended U.S. Semester Credits
  • Recommended U.S. Quarter Units
  • Overview

    The course provides a survey of Human Factors and Ergonomics with particular
    reference to human functions in human-machine systems. We consider basic human
    capabilities and the ways that these capabilities are taken into account in the design of
    human-machine systems and work environments.

    The objective of the course is for you to learn:

    • the principles, assumptions, and methods on which the discipline of Human Factors is based;
    • the systems approach and its implications for human factors;
    • types of human error and the factors that influence their likelihood;
    • facts and theories regarding human perception, cognition, and action and their implications for design;
    • physical and environmental factors that need to be taken into account when designing for human use;
    • specific methods, such as mental workload analysis for evaluating alternative designs;
    • the steps for implementing human factors and ergonomics programs within organizations.

    At the end of the course you should know why human factors analyses are needed,
    what types of factors must be considered for specific design problems, and the
    techniques that are available to make informed choices among alternative designs.


    Proctor & Van Zandt, Human Factors in Simple and Complex Systems. 2nd Edition.
    CRS press, 2008.

Course Disclaimer

Courses and course hours of instruction are subject to change.

Eligibility for courses may be subject to a placement exam and/or pre-requisites.

Credits earned vary according to the policies of the students' home institutions. According to ISA policy and possible visa requirements, students must maintain full-time enrollment status, as determined by their home institutions, for the duration of the program.

Please reference fall and spring course lists as not all courses are taught during both semesters.

Availability of courses is based on enrollment numbers. All students should seek pre-approval for alternate courses in the event of last minute class cancellations