CPSC 671: Computer-Human Interaction

   
Spring Semester, 2009
Time and place: T/Th 5:30 pm - 6:45 pm, HRBB 104
Instructor: Dr. Frank Shipman
Office hours: HRBB 404, to be determined, or by appointment

Students

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Course description

This class provides an overview of the research and practices of human-computer interaction, its history and techniques. This course will cover (1) development processes, (2) interaction mechanisms, (3) psychology and human factors, and (4) emerging technologies.

Prerequisites

Students should have a basic knowledge of programming complex systems and be able to learn new software tools on their own.

Schedule

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Assignments

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Grading

 
  Short assignments	15%
  Class participation	25% (and pop quizes, if necessary)
  Team project		35%
  Term paper            25%

Class participation

Most class periods will include a discussion of reading materials. One student will be selected to present a brief overview of each paper and another student will be assigned to have discussion questions ready and lead discussion. All students are expected to have done the readings and be able to participate in discussions. Keep up with the readings so there will be no pop quizzes!