Section 1: MW 9:00 - 9:50 a.m., SCI 3819
Section 2: MW 1:15 - 2:05 p.m., SCI 3819
Davis (davisjan at cs.grinnell.edu)
- January 19: Welcome back! Your first assignment will be due Friday, January 23, at 5 p.m.
Welcome to the spring 2015 session of CSC/PSY/TEC 232,
Human-Computer Interaction! This course addresses two fundamental
- How do people interact with computers?
- How can we design computer systems that help people accomplish their tasks?
By the end of this class, you should be able to
You will also have the opportunity to get a tiny taste of current research in HCI.
- discuss principles of interaction design and their basis in cognitive psychology;
- recognize when principles of good design have been violated and propose alternative designs;
- describe interaction design as an iterative process, including cycles of observation, ideation, prototyping, and evaluation;
- apply informal methods supporting this process, such as paper prototyping and discount usability testing.
Is this course for me?
Well, maybe. If you are looking for programming experience or
experimental rigor, this course is not for you. Our goals in this
course are pragmatic rather than scientific, and concerned with design
rather than implementation.
This course is for you if you want to:
- Be a responsible software developer who creates usable software;
- Learn about an increasingly important application of cognitive psychology;
- Consider the role of human-centered design in developing useful technologies.
Credits in this course may be applied to the Computer Science major,
the Psychology major, or the Technology Studies concentration.
Created January 19, 2015
Last revised January 19, 2015