Course Description

FIMS 9715B (Winter 2020)   Special Topic: Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction

Instructor: K. Sedig

Course Description
This course provides an introduction to a number of areas in human-computer interaction (HCI). Broadly speaking, HCI is an interdisciplinary area concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding how humans work with technology. HCI addresses any interaction with computers by humans, as developers or as users, as individuals or as groups. On completion of the course, students are expected to have theoretical knowledge of, and practical experience in, the fundamental aspects of conceptualizing, designing, and evaluating interactive systems that are useful and usable. Design of usable technology draws on knowledge of information, cognition, communication, and technology. It is expected that students will become familiar with sufficient background in HCI issues to appreciate and do some practical design work in this area.

Course Syllabi for FIMS 9715B (Winter 2020)
The syllabi for this course is a PDF file that requires a FIMS account to view

This course consists of lectures, in-class design studio work, reading assignments, presentations, and a team-based project.
This is primarily a design course and is very open and flexible. You do not need to have any specific technical background to take this course. However, you need to have some general knowledge of computers. Additionally, you should be comfortable with a course that has an interdisciplinary approach. Who will benefit from this course? If you are interested in knowing how to design interfaces, why computer software is successful or fails, how people perform tasks with computers, and similar ideas, then you will benefit from this course greatly. 

This course is offered to multiple FIMS programs' students. Relevant to MLIS Program Content Area - Information and Communication Technology. MLIS students will need to request an exception to this PCA within your Program Content area at myFIMS.