Syllabus, SYST 469

SYST 469 Human Computer Interaction. Prerequisite: IT/STAT 250, IT 108, Covers the principles of human-computer interaction, including information processing design, cognitive models, ergonomics, and design metaphors. Students will learn to evaluate interface design in terms of effectiveness, efficiency, and cost. Students who receive credit for SYST 470 may not receive credit for this course.

Instructor: Bill Killam, MA CHFP

Room: Innovation Hall 132

Day/Time: Wednesday evenings 4:30-7:10

Office Hours: By Appointment

Week 1 31-Aug What is interaction design? (Ch. 1)
Week 2 7-Sep Understanding and conceptualizing interaction (Ch. 2)
Week 3 14-Sep Understanding users (Ch. 3)
Week 4 21-Sep Design process (Ch. 6)
Week 5 28-Sep Establishing requirements (Ch. 7)
Week 6 5-Oct Prototyping (Ch. 8) and Review for midterm exam
Week 7 12-Oct Mid-Term Exam
Week 8 19-Oct Mid-Term Review and User-centered approaches to interaction design (Ch. 9)
Week 9 26-Oct Introducing evaluation (Ch. 10) & Evaluation framework (Ch. 11)
Week 10 2-Nov User testing and experiments (Ch. 14 to page 448) - Asking users and experts (Ch. 13)
Week 11 9-Nov Designing for collaboration and communication (Ch. 4)
Week 12 16-Nov Student Presentations
Week 13 23-Nov Break
Week 14 30-Nov Student Presentations and Review for Final Exam
Week 15 7-Dec Final Exam (only on material after the mid?term)

Text: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction Preece, Rogers, & Sharp

Project: Usability Test Team Project

Homework 10%
Project 30%
Midterm 30%
Final 30%