Arizona State University

The Limits of Human Perception

Robert Gray

Instructor: Robert Gray

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Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

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6 hours (approximately)
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  • You will be able to compare and contrast different types of perceptual displays and understand the trade-offs in designing effective interfaces.

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May 2024

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5 quizzes

Course

Gain insight into a topic and learn the fundamentals

Intermediate level

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6 hours (approximately)
Flexible schedule
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There are 5 modules in this course

In Course 3, we will focus on perceptual capacities and limitations. You will explore the basic functions of vision, including static and dynamic visual acuity, depth perception, peripheral vision, and stereoacuity. Additionally, you will compare and contrast different types of visual displays to understand their impact on user experience. The course will also cover the fundamental functions of the human auditory and somatosensory systems, providing insights into how we perceive sound and touch. You will examine various types of auditory and tactile displays and their implications for designing effective interfaces.

What's included

1 video1 reading

Understanding how human vision works is crucial in designing effective user interfaces and optimizing user experiences. In this module, we will also examine important aspects of vision such as acuity, brightness, color, and glare. Furthermore, we will study the role of eye movements in visual perception, as well as depth perception and motion processing.

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3 videos4 readings1 quiz

Module 2 of this course explores the principles and considerations involved in designing effective visual displays. It delves into the concepts of object perception, visual design principles, and the role of affordances in design.

What's included

3 videos5 readings1 quiz1 discussion prompt

Module 3 focuses on the topic of the human auditory system. It explores the anatomy and functions of the auditory system, the properties of sound waves, and the perception of complex sounds. Additionally, it delves into the sense of touch, the receptors involved, and the perception of different tactile qualities.

What's included

3 videos5 readings2 quizzes

Module 4 of this course explores the importance and applications of using modalities other than vision in interface design. It delves into the benefits of auditory and tactile displays and how they can enhance user experience and safety.

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3 videos8 readings1 quiz

Instructor

Robert Gray
Arizona State University
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