LSBC 708N Human-Computer Interaction Design Methods


Fall 2011

Mondays, 4-6:45pm
Plant Science Building, Room 1119

Dr. Allison Druin
ADVANCE Professor & Associate Dean for Research
College of Information Studies

Dr. Tammy Clegg
CIFellow & Faculty Research Associate
College of Information Studies


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This course covers methods of user-centered design, including understanding user needs, ideation, contextual design, participatory design, iterative prototyping, and visual design. Readings will include journal and conference papers, book chapters, government documents, commercial websites, and more. All students will be expected to complete small group in-class exercises, class discussions, “design workout” homework, a poster presentation, and final group project presentation/prototype.


  • To gain an understanding of diverse HCI design methods

  • To learn to critique existing technologies for redesign.

  • To gain visual design experience that can contribute to better new technologies

  • To learn to execute HCI design results in oral, written, and visual forms