Industrial and Management Systems Engineering


Date of this Version

Fall 1999


Classroom exercise for IMSE 150 at the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. This goal is to introduce freshman industrial engineering students to various aspects of industrial engineering and being an engineer. The area of human factors or ergonomics focuses on human beings and their interaction with products, equipment, facilities, producers, and environments used in work and everyday life. The emphasis is on human beings and how the design of things influences people. One small area of ergonomics is concerned with how humans interpret visual displays. For an introduction to this area, let's consider the visual interpretation of static displays (i.e., information that is not changing).