DUE TO LOW ENROLLMENT, THE SPRING HCI CLASS IS BEING CANCELLED. SORRY FOR THE INCONVENIENCE.
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary field spanning computer science, cognitive psychology, and other areas. This course introduces the fundamental principles underlying the interaction between humans and computers. Homework assignments and projects include the design, implementation, and evaluation of computer-based interfaces.
Possible text (but not yet confirmed): Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 3rd Edition. Sharp, Rogers, and Preece. Wiley 2011.
Prerequisites: CS core (through CS25200).
This one-credit course is a weekly, three-hour laboratory. It emphasizes the transition from problem statement to algorithm to code. This year there will be a wider variety of problems to accommodate different skill levels. The top students will compete in the regional ACM programming contest held on Saturday, October 22nd. Following the traditional algorithm competition, we will complete the semester with a “king of the hill” style ladder competition (last year it was the ICPC snowball fight simulation, http://queue.acm.org/icpc/).