Geri Georg
Office: 464 CS Building
Office Hours: Mon 11:00am - 12:00pm; Wed 12:30pm - 1:30pm; Tues 10-11am; and by appointment
Gururaj Mulay
Office: 120 CS Building
Office Hours: Mon 8:00pm - 10:00pm; Tues 8:00pm - 10:00pm
Lecture Time and Place:
2:00pm -3:15pm, Mon, Wed (extended Mon/Wed class), CSB Room 130

Human-Computer Interaction teaches the fundamental issues that underlie the creation and evaluation of usable and useful computational artifacts. Over the term, students will learn how to design novel computational artifacts that enable a well-defined user group to achieve specific goals more effectively than via current means. More specifically, students will learn and directly apply:

  • Rapid ethnography and contextual design techniques to identify a well-defined user group's needs
  • Rapid, user-centered design techniques, including low-fidelity, high-iteration prototyping practices (e.g., paper-based prototyping and Wizard-of-Oz studies)
  • Evaluation methods for measuring how a design compares to existing methods of accomplishing a task.
This class will use active learning techniques and learner-centered instruction to provide opportunities for increased student engagement and application of critical thinking skills in the learning process. Classroom time will often be used to allow students to discuss current class topics, apply their knowledge by practicing skills in a group setting, and receive coaching and feedback from instructors.

Slides, Guides posted for 1st week of class