CSCD 487/587
Human Computer Interfaces
Room:  CEB 209
Time:  M,T,W,Th,F 12 - 1:00 pm
Professor:  Carol Taylor
Office:  CEB, Office hours: 11:00 M,W,F
Phone:   509-359-6908
Book: Interaction Design by Rogers, Sharp and Preece. 3rd Edition. Wiley, 2011.    Interaction Design Link

This page covers the administrative aspects of the course such as grading, course goals and learning objectives. Links are provided to Assignments, Lecture notes and Relevant links. Please check the Assignments and Lecture Notes pages since dates may change throughout the quarter.

Course Content
This course will explore the design, implementation, and evaluation of user interfaces. You will study methods of interface design and evaluation, including requirements gathering, usability measurements, interface evaluation, usability studies, and prototyping. Case studies of interface successes and failures will serve as examples of user interface theory. You will apply this methodology to assignments and exercises in the design, implementation, and evaluation cycle. Students taking this course at the graduate level will have some additional work.

Learning Objectives

  • Understand the process of Interactive Design
  • Gain a better understanding of good and bad human computer interfaces
  • Understand human cognitive abilities and limitations in relation to computers
  • Know how to create requirements for good user interfaces
  • Know how to do evaluations and collect data from users
  • Important Links
    Lecture Notes and Reading Assignments
    Relevant Links
    Grad Student Requirements - Coming
    Project Description
    NEW !!! Project Writeup

    Communication with Instructor
    E-mail is my main form of communication. You may also call phone listed above, and leave me a message.

    The following percentages will be used to compute your grade:

    Undergraduate Students
       45% Assignments and Exercises
       45% Project
       10% Class Participation

    Graduate Students
       40% Assignments and Exercises
       40% Project
       10% Lecture
       10% Class Participation

    End of Syllabus