GPSY

5158

Introduction to Applied Psychology and Design

New School for Social Research: Psychology

Liberal Arts

Graduate Course

Degree Students (with Restrictions)

Intro Applied Psych&Design

Fall 2020

Taught By: Michael Schober

Section: A

CRN: 8861

Credits: 3

This course provides an overview of how empirical psychological findings and methods can be applied to the design of interfaces, objects, and environments. Students will review how theories of human perception, cognition and interaction have informed human factors and ergonomics, and how attention to the psychology of individual capacities along with environmental and social factors can inform design. They will also encounter widely used lab and field research methods, including task analysis, usability testing, experimental design, and observational and self-report measures of users’ experience, cognition and affect. Throughout, critical questions about the ethical treatment of humans—both research participants in the design process and the eventual users of what is being designed—and about broader social impacts will be addressed. Prior coursework in psychology is useful but not required.

College: New School for Social Research (GF)

Department: Psychology (GPSY)

Campus: Online (DL)

Sync Type: N/A

Course Format: Lecture (L)

Max Enrollment: 31

Add/Drop Deadline: September 14, 2020 (Monday)

Online Withdrawal Deadline: November 22, 2020 (Sunday)

Seats Available: Yes

Status: Closed*

* Status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:55am 11/26/2020 EST

Meeting Info:

Days: Wednesday

Times: 4:00pm - 5:50pm

Building: Online Course

Date Range: 9/2/2020 - 12/16/2020