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Fall 2018-2019
* COS 436 / ELE 469   Graded A-F, P/D/F, Audit

Human-Computer Interface Technology

Marshini Chetty

Creating technologies that fit into people's everyday lives involves more than having technically sophisticated algorithms, systems, and infrastructure. It involves understanding how people think and behave and using this info. to design user-facing interfaces that enhance and augment human capabilities. You will be introduced to the field of human-computer interaction and the tools, techniques, and principles that guide research on people. Design and implement user-facing systems that bring joy rather than frustrate the user and put these skills into practice in a semester long group project involving the creation of an interactive system.

Sample reading list:
Norman, D., The Design of Everyday Things
Rogers, Sharp, & Preece, Interaction Design: Beyond Human Computer Interaction
Lazar, J. Hochheiser, H. and Feng, J.H., Research Methods in Human-Computer Interaction

Reading/Writing assignments:
5 individual design assignments (35% of grade) and 1 group project (45% of grade) that involves the design and implementation of an interactive system. Requirement & Grading - "Other" is Design Assignments - 35% of grade

Mid Term Exam - 10%
Design Project - 45%
Quizzes - 5%
Class/Precept Participation - 5%
Other (See Instructor) - 35%

Prerequisites and Restrictions:
COS 217 or permission of instructor..

Reserved Seats:
Open to Graduate Students Only 5


Schedule/Classroom assignment:

Class numberSectionTimeDaysRoomEnrollmentStatus
21337 L01 01:30:00 pm - 02:50:00 pm M W        Enrolled:0 Limit:0 Canceled