User-Centered Research and Evaluation

Course Number: 
05-410 / 05-610
Semester and Units: 
Fall: 12 units
Course Description: 

This course provides and overview and introduction to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI). It introduces students to tools, techniques, and sources of information about HCI and provides a systematic approach to design. The course increases awareness of good and bad design through observation of existing technology, and teaches the basic skills of task analysis, and analytic and empirical evaluation methods. This is a companion course to courses in visual design (05-650) and software implementation (05-630, 05-631). Course is open to undergrads and graduate level non-hci majors. Sophomores must get permission of the instructor.