Human-Computer Interaction

CS 200A
Whitman College
Fall 2015
MW 2:30 - 3:50 p.m., Olin 224
Instructor: Janet Davis (davisj@whitman.edu)
Office hours: As posted and by appointment

About this course

Welcome to the fall 2015 session of CS 200A, ST: Human-Computer Interaction! The field of HCI addresses two fundamental questions:

In this course, you will learn from scientists who address the first question, to help you understand what makes a natural, intuitive user experience. You will practice methods that have been developed by interaction design researchers in service of the second question.

Is this course for me?

YES! 

Well, maybe. If you are looking for programming experience or experimental rigor, this course is not for you. Our goals in this course are pragmatic rather than scientific, and concerned with design rather than implementation.

This course is for you if you want to:

Credits in this course may be applied to the Computer Science minor.

Course goals

By the end of this class, you should be able to

Please note: Gaining programming experience and learning specific technologies are NOT among the goals of this course.


Janet Davis (davisj@whitman.edu)

Created August 30, 2015
Last revised September 1, 2015
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