CSCI 376
Human-Computer Interaction Fall 2019
Division III
Cross-listed CSCI 376 / STS 376

Class Details

Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) principles are practiced in the design and evaluation of most software, greatly impacting the lives of anyone who uses interactive technology and other products. There are many ways to design and build applications for people, so what methods can increase the likelihood that our design is the most useful, intuitive, and enjoyable? This course provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction, through a user-centered approach to designing and evaluating interactive systems. HCI draws on methods from computer science, the social and cognitive sciences, and interaction design. In this course we will use these methods to: ideate and propose design problems, study existing systems and challenges, explore design opportunities and tradeoffs, evaluate and improve designs, and communicate design problems and solutions to varying audiences.
The Class: Format: lecture
Limit: 24
Expected: 24
Class#: 1660
Grading: no pass/fail option, no fifth course option
Requirements/Evaluation: course projects, in-class group work/participation, and exams
Prerequisites: CSCI 136
Enrollment Preferences: current or expected Computer Science majors
Distributions: Division III
Notes: This course is cross-listed and the prefixes carry the following divisional credit:
CSCI 376 Division III STS 376 Division II

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