Human-Computer Interaction for User Experience
Human-computer interaction (HCI) integrates aspects of computer science, psychology, and design to study the nature of interaction between humans and computers. HCI has the fundamental aim of enhancing the usability of technology. Each of these disciplines involved in HCI possess a rich history of theory and research, which, in their combination, have contributed to the equally rich and evolving field of HCI.
This program lays out HCI's key principles and methodologies, and provides participants with a window into some of the cutting-edge research in the field. Each module will cover innovative aspects of HCI that experts are currently engaged in at the MIT Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL). Participants will emerge from this program with a rich knowledge of human psychology, technical fundamentals, and design principles that inform HCI, and be inspired to infuse the rigor of this field into their own work.
The exit-level outcomes for this program are as follows:
- Evaluate interface design in terms of the five criteria, heuristics, and concept design.
- Recommend the application of natural interfaces to enhance user interaction.
- Compare advantages of new annotation and collaboration tools and end-user programming tools for the democratization of computer interaction.
- Differentiate between uses of high-performance applications.
- Evaluate the importance of prototyping for user experience, and assess its impact on personal fabrication.
- Analyze the latest research on eye-tracking, gaze-following, and media authoring.
- Compare past, present, and future cases in which a machine learns, acts on, and responds to human speech, sometimes in a visual context.
- Reflect on future directions in human-computer interaction.
Institution: Massachussets Institute of Technology (MIT)
Department: Computer Science & Artificial Intelligence Lab (CSAIL)
Semester: Summer 2020
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