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Online Course

Human-Computer Interaction

Georgia Institute of Technology via Udacity

Overview

This course is an introductory course on human-computer interaction, covering the principles, techniques, and open areas of development in HCI.



Why Take This Course?

The class covers three broad categories of topics within human-computer interaction: (a) the principles and characteristics of the interaction between humans and computers; (b) the techniques for designing and evaluating user-centered systems; and (c) current areas of cutting-edge research and development in human-computer interaction.

Although the free version of this course does not include any assessments, you are welcome to follow along with the assignments that Georgia Tech students complete as part of enrollment in this course.

Syllabus

Principles

  • Feedback Cycles and Direct Manipulation
  • Design Principles and Heuristics
  • Mental Models and Distributed Cognition

Methods

  • Needfinding and Requirements Gathering
  • Low-Fidelity to High-Fidelity Prototyping
  • Predictive, Empirical, and Qualitative Evaluation

Applications

  • Virtual and Augmented Reality, and others
  • Ubiquitous and Context-Sensitive Computing, and others
  • Healthcare, Education, and Security, and others

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