Long Island University
The course provides an overview of foundations, interaction design and evaluation techniques in HCI, a discipline concerned with understanding user needs, designing and evaluating an interactive system from a user-centered perspective. It covers the psychological and social aspects of users, the impact of user characteristics on design decisions, the user requirements, design approaches, usability evaluation methods, interface paradigms and architectures for user interface implementation. Focusing on library systems and services as examples for evaluation, students acquire practical skills in collecting patron/user needs, prototype design, and evaluating website/system. The course project will expose students to key skills (including usability testing, persona design, card sorting, heuristic evaluation, cognitive walkthrough, and more) necessary to understand and work in the exciting field of HCI.
Sharp H., Rogers, Y. & Preece, J. 2007. Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd ed.