HCI Capstone Prep: Fall 2013


Jen Golbeck


iSchool at Maryland


Fall 2013


The Capstone project is a 6-credit project that demonstrates an HCI student’s ability to form new ideas in the field, conduct research, and present results. Unlike a thesis, the capstone does not have the same level of required research contribution, so students can focus more deeply on issues of theory, design, or methodology. Please review the description of capstone projects in the HCIM Handbook for more details.

This course is the first of two, and is designed to prepare students for the spring capstone course. Students will learn about literature reviews, pilot testing, HCI methodology, human subjects research, and presentation of research. We will review literature in the field and work through a variety of topics so students will have a complete research proposal prepared at the end of the term.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:



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