- HCI 500 / ISC 370 / PSY 310: Introduction to Human Computer Interaction (3 credits; graduate & undergraduate) - Fall 2007, 2008, 2009 (online), 2010 (online); Summer 2010 (online), 2011 (online)
Introduction to Human Computer Interaction (HCI) is an interdisciplinary course that explores the design of computer interfaces that are based on the abilities, limitations, and goals of the users. Through the review of theories and current research and practices in the field of HCI, students are introduced to the principles and processes underlying usable interface design and gain hands-on experience in the design process.
- HCI 510: Human Computer Interaction Methods I - Design & Evaluation (3 credits; graduate) - Spring 2008, 2009, 2011; Fall 2010, 2011 (online)
HCI Methods I provides graduate students with a grounding in the interface design and evaluation process that is based on the abilities, limitations, and goals of the users. Through projects and other hands-on activities, students areintroduced to the tools, techniques, and processes underlying usable interface design.
- HCI 550 / 551: HCI Project I & HCI Project II (3 credits; graduate) - Fall 2008; Spring 2009; Summer 2008, 2009
Advanced graduate students apply classroom knowledge in analysis and evaluation, implementation and design, and develop skills working in teams. The project begins in the summer or fall semester after students complete the prerequisite courses and continues through the next semester. It must be taken in consecutive semesters.
- PSY 412: Technology & Cognitive Development (3 credits; undergraduate) - Spring 2011
Technology and cognitive development provides students with a grounding in cognitive development theories and how these can be applied to the design and evaluation of technologies for users of different age groups, based on these users' abilities, limitations, and goals. Through discussion, hands-on activities, and papers, students learn to think critically about technology designs using a cognitive development framework.
- PSY 290: Research Methods in Psychology (4 credits; undergraduate) - Fall 2007-Spring 2009, Fall 2010-Spring 2011
Research Methods in Psychology provides an introduction to various research methods used in psychological research as well as hands-on experience in the research process. In this course, undergraduate students learn about: 1) the research process and different methods; 2) how to conduct and write up a research study in APA format; and 3) how to critically evaluate research studies.