Fundamentals of Human-Computer Interaction: Spring 2014

Instructor:

Leah Findlater

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Spring 2014

Description:

This course is an introduction to the fundamentals of human-computer interaction, user interface design, and usability analysis. Students will learn principles and guidelines for usability, quantitative and qualitative analysis methods, and apply them through critiques of existing interfaces and development of new ones. Topics covered will also include cognitive models, task analysis, psychology, experimental design, and prototyping methods.

Required Textbook:

No required textbook.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/syllabus-inst631-sp13.pdf

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Programming for the Information Professional: Fall 2013

Instructor:

Leah Findlater

School:

iSchool at Maryland

Semester:

Fall 2013

Description:

This course is an introduction to computer programming intended for students with no previous programming experience. Topics include fundamentals of programming, such as variables, data types, assignments, selection, nesting, loops, arrays, functions, objects and storage. The course will also touch on current trends in user interface implementation that are relevant to information professionals, such as graphics, multitouch and gestural interaction, and mobile devices.

Required Textbook:

Dionisio, J.D., and Toal, R. 2011. Programming with JavaScript: Algorithms and Applications for Desktop and Mobile Browsers.

Link to Syllabus:

http://ischool.umd.edu/sites/default/files/syllabi/INST630_Syllabus_Fall2013.pdf