Human Factors in Design Case Study
(Turn in the original assignment. Keep a copy of this homework; the quizzes will have questions about the cases)
Please answer the questions as completely as possible using an outline approach – an example of what is expected can be found on Black Board. Handwritten cases will lead to at least 5 points off. Turn this case study in at the Beginning of the class the date it is Due!
1. Who are the subjects described in the case events? (Names, Titles, Roles, etc.) When did the actual event take place (If stated)? Where did this case event occur? (Country(s), state, cities, and in what type of specialized facility or craft, etc.) (5 points)
(Use Bullet Points and simple sentences)
(Names, Titles, Roles, etc.)
(Time of the event)
(Country(s), state, cities, and in what type of specialized facility or craft, etc.)
2. Who or What failed? How did it happen? Give a brief sequential account of the events and time(s) that conspired to create the critical event in this case. Give a short summary description of the case event? (10 points)
Who or What failed?
(In most of the case studies there is an actor and an action / mechanism / system that failed. Please try to identify those elements).
How did it happen?
What were the precursors that led to this situation / accident / mishap? (Type your answers using bullet points)
Give a short summary description of the case event?
Talk about the key incidents that happened from beginning to end. (Type your answers using bullet points)
3. What were the findings of any official inquiries? Do you agree or disagree? (5 points)
What were the findings of any official inquiries?
In most of the case studies the author describes key findings on how the mistake was identified. Please try and capture the essence of it in your answer (type your answer using bullet points)
Do you agree or disagree?
Please type if you agree or disagree with the finding and support your argument (type your answer using bullet points)
4. Please relate the event/case to Human Factors lecture topics: 1) how do you explain or understand the event with theories or terminologies introduced on class or by Internet search? 2) You can also give your opinions on how the accident could have been prevented from happening? (Answer at least one of the two questions, 5 points)
Try to relate the theories and terminologies used in the class with the case study you have read (answer using bullet points)
Try and explain how this accident could have been effectively prevented (answer using bullet points)
IND344 Human Factors in Design Case Study Form (30 points)
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