Resources

This page is dedicated to providing SJSU HFES students with links and information about resources available to them to support both their education and career growth.

Industry Resources
Software
Websites & Groups
Books
People
Companies
Job Titles
University/Department Resources for Students
Department Study Room
Trouble with Classes
Other College and University Resources for Students
College Computer Room
Engineering Student Success Center
SJSU Writing Center
King Library
Career Center
Learning Assistance Resource Center
Peer Mentor Center
Student Health
Counseling Services
Associated Students Site
Accessible Education Center


Software


Websites & Groups


Books

  • Design of Everyday Things – by Don Norman
  • Designing with the Mind in Mind – Jeff Johnson
  • Don’t Make Me Think – Steve Krug
  • A Moderator’s Survival Guide – Donna Tedesco & Fiona Tranquada
  • Lean UX – Jeff Gothelf
  • Set Phasers on Stun – S.M. Casey


People

  • Anthony Andre
  • Christopher Wickens
  • Dieter Rams
  • Don Norman
  • Jakob Nielsen
  • Raja Parasuraman


Companies

  • Apple
  • Cisco
  • eBay
  • Electronic Arts (EA)
  • Facebook­
  • Google
  • Hewlett-Packard (HP)
  • IDEO
  • Intel
  • Kaiser Permanente
  • National Aeronautics and Space Administration (NASA)
  • National Traffic Safety Institute (NTSI)
  • Northrup-Grumman
  • Plantronics
  • Oracle
  • SAP
  • Sony PlayStation
  • Roku
  • Twitter
  • UserTesting
  • Varian Medical Systems
  • Yahoo!
  • YouTube
  • Zynga


Job Titles

  • User Experience Researcher
  • User Experience Designer
  • User Interface Architect
  • Interaction Designer
  • Ergonomist
  • Safety Engineer
  • Human Factors Engineer
  • Usability Specialist


University/Department Resources for Students


Department Study Room

If you don’t have a code to E233, please fill out this Cyber Lock Request Form and return it to the office to get a code. There are tables, lockers, computers, microwave etc. It is a great place to go to study as well as to meet other students in the major.

PLEASE NOTE: All codes with the exception of the club room ENG 233 REQUIRE a faculty signature.


Trouble With Classes

Make sure you are keeping up on your reading and homework assignments. Go to class regularly. Also, study in groups. It helps to talk about your ideas with others. A good way to make group study effective is to first study on your own: do the reading assignment (and make a list of questions) and try to start the homework assignment. Then get together as a group and discuss everyone’s questions on the reading and discuss however started the homework and how to proceed. Lastly, if you are having problems don’t forget about your instructor. We are there to help you! Come to office hours or email your instructor with your questions.


Other College and University Resources for Students


College Computer Room

ENGR390 – 20 workstations, 1 networked printer; Open from 7AM – 10PM M-F
Two type of log on accounts:
1. Guest account/no printer access
2. Enrolled student with valid ID, can print 150 pages/semester, four pages at a time
Paper is filled at 9AM and 4PM, 2000 total printed page a day


Engineering Student Success Center

The Charles W. Davidson College of Engineering Student Success Center (ESSC) assists undergraduate students in increasing their level of academic success and knowledge. In part, this is accomplished by helping students understand university requirements, policies, and procedures as well as by fostering a community of support. For more info, drop by E344.


SJSU Writing Center

The SJSU Writing Center is located in Room 126 in Clark Hall. It is staffed by professional instructors and upper-division or graduate-level writing specialists from each of the seven SJSU colleges. Our writing specialists have met a rigorous GPA requirement, and they are well trained to assist all students at all levels within all disciplines to become better writers. They offer free drop-in and by appointment writing sessions as well as workshops and online tutorials.


King Library

Most of all of you know of the library, but do you know of all it’s hidden resources. You can reserve the small study rooms (great for group study work). There are a lot of helpful tutorials online on things like citing & writing, evaluating information, and search tips. Also, you can make an appointment with the engineering librarian to get help on searching and referencing.


Career Center

Be sure to register for the Career Center. They have free workshops on resumes, interviewing, etc. You can make an appointment for a specialist to work on your resume with you. They have large internship and full time job fairs and an online job database.


Learning Assistance Resource Center

The Learning Assistance Resource Center (LARC) is located in Room 600 in the Student Services Center. It is designed to assist students in the development of their full academic potential and to motivate them to become self-directed learners. The center provides free support services, such as skills assessment, individual or group tutorials, subject advising, learning assistance, summer academic preparation and basic skills development.


Peer Mentor Center

The Peer Mentor Center is located on the 1st floor of Clark Hall in the Academic Success Center. The Peer Mentor Center is staffed with Peer Mentors who excel in helping students manage university life, tackling problems that range from academic challenges to interpersonal struggles. On the road to graduation, Peer Mentors are navigators, offering “roadside assistance” to peers who feel a bit lost or simply need help mapping out the locations of campus resources. Peer Mentor services are free and available on a drop-in basis, no reservation required.


Student Health Center

The health center is free to all students for drop in or by appointment care. You can have an regular check-up or go with a specific question. (They do not handle emergencies. For emergencies, call 911 or campus police). They also have a number of health and wellness workshops.


Counseling Services

There is a free counseling service for students that takes both drop in and appointments. They handle the spectrum from depression, homesickness, stress, and academic study skills.


Associated Students Site

The Associated Students website hosts a range of resources including child care, recreation facilities, print shop, and transportation passes (Free VTA Clipper Card travel can be picked up here)


Accessible Education Center (formerly DRC)

SJSU’s Accessible Education Center (AEC) is a free service to students to help them with their learning or other disabilities. If you suspect that you have a learning disability but have not been tested, they can help you start the process of understanding, assessing, and dealing with your difficulties.