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COMP_SCI 330: Human Computer Interaction

Quarter Offered

Fall : 11-11:50 MW ; Worsley
Winter : 1-1:50 MWF ; Van Wart
Spring : 11-11:50 MWF ; Horn

Prerequisites

COMP_SCI 211

Description

Introduction to human-computer interaction and the design of systems that work for people and their organizations. The goal is to understand the manner in which humans interact with, and use, their computers for productive work. The course focus is on the interface as designed artifact. The interface is a design problem without a single "correct" solution but which has many "good" solutions and a plethora of "bad" solutions. Class discussion centers on what makes an interface good and proven techniques for designing interfaces that meet human needs. 

  • This course satisfies the CS Project Course & CS Breadth: Interfaces requirement.
  • Spring: Students will be required to attend two lectures (MW) and one lab.

REQUIRED TEXTBOOK: None

REFERENCE TEXTBOOKS: None 

COURSE INSTRUCTOR: Prof. Eleanor O'Rourke or Prof. Sarah Van Wart (Winter) or, Prof. Michael Horn (Spring) or Prof. Marcelo Worsley

COURSE COORDINATOR: Prof. Michael Horn