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 and elegant interactive experiences. 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
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. For projects in the digital domain, experience with
Flash, HTML5, Axure or the like is helpful, but Powerpoint will