INF 385T - Special Topics in Information Science: Interaction Design
Graduate standing. Additional prerequisites may vary with the topic.
Study of the properties and behavior of information. Technology for information processing and management.
Three lecture hours a week for one semester.
May be repeated for credit when the topics vary.
This team oriented project course will explore several issues surrounding the design and production of usable interactive systems. Students will be introduced to topics including the iterative design process, physical and digital prototyping, and user testing. Project work will allow students to demonstrate mastery of the methods discussed in class through the creation and evaluation of working screen-based and physical interfaces. No formal programming experience is necessary or expected as students are encouraged to leverage existing skills to develop visualizations and prototypes. Experience with Flash is helpful, but Powerpoint will suffice.