ILS-Z 516 HUMAN-COMPUTER INTERACTION (3 CR.)
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BRIEF COURSE DESCRIPTION How does the human mind understand and interact with computers and other technologies? For many reasons, we use multiple forms of information technology¿such as cell phones, tablets, and computers¿every day. As increasingly more information is produced in electronic forms, the use of information technology increasingly involves human-computer interaction and interaction design issues. This course offers an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction and an overview of the interaction design process. Students will learn the relevant basics of human psychology, cognition, sociology, communication studies, and user research, as well as explore design principles. We will start by understanding the perceptual, psychological, cognitive, and social aspects of people and review developments in the field of human-computer interaction. Students will learn interaction design processes: understanding users, generating designs, prototyping, and evaluating products¿and perform related activities. We will also explore topics related to human-computer interaction from various perspectives by associating topics with social, cultural, ethical, and other considerations and discuss the future of human-computer interaction. For example, we will consider cultural differences among users across the globe alongside cognitive and psychological differences when designing technology for senior citizens. PREREQUISITES Students are not expected to have any prior knowledge about human-computer interaction. Graduate students in any field who are interested in the social impact of information and communication technologies are welcome to enroll. TEXTBOOKS Sharp, H., Preece, J. and Rogers, Y. (2019). Interaction design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction. (5th ed.). John Wiley & Sons Inc., Indianapolis, Indiana Cooper, A., Reimann, R., Cronin, D., Noessel, C., Csizmadi, J., & LeMoine, D. (2014). About face: The essentials of interaction design (4th ed.). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley. Norman, D. A. (2013). The design of everyday things. New York, NY: Basic Books.