In one blog posted last year “Curriculum Ideology in the Bilingual Course this Term“, I mentioned that ideological items were added in Chapter 3 and Chapter 9 to the bilingual course Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design last year.
This course started again this semester, but some adjustments have been made in curriculum ideology in the course. Firstly, the content originally arranged in Chapter 3 was adjusted to the preface before Chapter 1. Secondly, the introduction on future demand for emerging jobs in the field of Human Factors and Ergonomics in product design, was added on the basis of the original policy background of the rapid growth of Ergonomics since the “19th National Congress”.
More and more graduate students of IE are going to manufacturing enterprises for consumer products esp. electronic and information products. Now this course will enhance students another opportunity to expand their career choice for ergonomic design in this field. Because there are few special stuff performing in this job while it is really recommended during the whole process.
The education of the core values of socialism in the new era is integrated into the curriculum and the entire teaching process, highlighting value guidance, knowledge transfer and ability training. It helps students accurately grasp the basic national conditions, master the scientific world outlook and methodology, and promote the establishment of correct world outlooks and values.
The employment prospects of Ergonomics are getting better every year. In recent years, as the basic life has been met, people’s needs for beauty, comfort and convenience have increased, which makes larger companies realize its importance. The employment prospects in the next few years must be very clear. There are at least two emerging jobs which will be high demanded in near future. They are Product Interaction Designers and User Experience (UX) Designers.
A product interaction designer is the person on product design, development, creative or marketing team that helps form and create a design strategy, identify key interactions of the product, create prototypes to test concepts and stay current on ergonomics technology and trends that will impact users. Companies hire a product interaction designer to make sure their digital applications work and function in the hands of users.
The career paths of product interaction designers are varied. Some formal design programs are teaching it. Others come into it from experience or by chance. But one of the common traits of product interaction designers are a thirst for how things work, not being afraid to ask questions and an ability to visualize and play with elements and concepts in ergonomic and new ways.
You can review the detailed introduction on Product Interaction Designers from the following website.
What is an Interaction Designer?
A user experience (UX) designer makes sure a product is learnable and usable for the end-user. A UX designer works from the very beginning of any product process to ensure product teams are building products that are conscious of their users, their needs, and pain points.
As a UX designer, you’re responsible for the users’ overall satisfaction with a product. Think of yourself as the customer’s advocate, always looking for ways to improve the customer’s experience.
As a UX designer working at a smaller company, you’ll likely have a more general role with responsibility for each step of the design process. At a larger company, you might focus on one specialty or facet of UX design, like information architecture, UX research, usability analysis, UX writing, UX engineering, or interaction design.
You can review the detailed introduction on User Experience (UX) Designers from the following website.