I have published two posts to introduce curriculum ideology in the course Human Factors Engineering. I am now teaching another bilingual course Human Factors and Ergonomics in Consumer Product Design this term. During the teaching process, I still add ideological items in Chapter 3 and Chapter 9.
When introducing user-centered system engineering design method of smart product in Chapter 3, through the introduction of the policy background of the rapid growth of human factors engineering discipline since the “19th National Congress”, we learned that socialism with Chinese characteristics has entered a new era. The main contradiction has been transformed into the contradiction between people’s growing needs for a better life and the unbalanced and inadequate development. Human factors and ergonomics provides strong support for solving the main social contradiction in this new era. In current electronics product design process, user-centered micro-innovation is encouraged to improve user experience and stimulate consumption potential, demonstrating the supporting role of user experience design in promoting supply-side reforms and quality-strengthening national strategic actions.
In Chapter 9, user interaction process with product design model is introduced to enumerate the actual application process of Huawei Human Factors & User Experience Laboratory in mobile user interface, which helps students establish a right confidence in the broad application prospects of human factors and ergonomics, a human-oriented scientific thinking method and the spirit of facing challenges in the study and work.