INF 350E - Information Technology: Human-Centered Design
Upper-division standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Design and use of information technologies, including interface design, trends in information technology development, usability, information retrieval, immersive media, and information architecture.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
Information Studies 350E and 350W may not both be counted unless the topics vary.
This course provides an overview of human-centered design approaches for innovation in technologies, social media, and human interactions. Human-centered design begins with a deep understanding for people, technology, and society. Students will learn how to understand human behaviors and contexts; explore needs and develop ideas; and effectively communicate their design solutions. This course will include fundamental readings in design thinking, interaction design methods and processes, and usability along with hands-on projects.
There are no prerequisites; no prior experience with software is required.