User Centered Design

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User Centered Design

Course Description

User-centered design involves focusing on the needs of your end user. In this course, you'll discover how to define requirements, develop design concepts, and conduct evaluations from a user-centered design perspective. Learn about human factors guidelines for supporting end users' physical and cognitive requirements as well as how to optimize user input throughout the development cycle. This class is invaluable for today's defense personnel and contractors working with human systems and acquisition programs.

Course Content


  • Introduction to User Centered Design (UCD)
  • UCD design philosophies


  • Analytical methods to determine design requirements
  • Using requirements to guide design development
  • Designing to supporting cognitive requirements (including colocated / distributed teams)


  • Design of visual displays
  • Non-visual aspects of graphic user interface designs
  • Design of auditory displays
  • Anthropometric considerations


  • Physical mockups
  • Digital mockups


  • Universal design
  • Accessibility considerations
Requirements & Materials

Session Details

  • Special Discounts: Georgia Tech Research Institute (GTRI) employees are eligible to receive a discount.  If you are a GTRI employee, please go to the Organizational Development website and look for the coupon code under GT Professional Development. Review coupon instructions for more information.

Who Should Attend

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

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What You Will Learn

  • Analytical methods to determine design requirements
  • The characteristics that drive design
  • User-centered design approaches
  • Supporting users’ cognitive requirements
  • Role of anthropometry
  • Physical layout of components
  • Designing to support accessibility
  • Evaluating designs from the users’ perspective
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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 human systems integration 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.
  • Learn about the evaluation methods that support user-centered design.
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The course schedule was well-structured with a mix of lectures, class discussions, and hands-on exercises led by knowledgeable and engaging instructors.

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