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INFO-H 563 Psychology of Human Computer Interaction

3 credits

Prerequisites: None

Covers the psychological and behavioral science of human computer interaction, including cognitive architecture, memory, problem-solving, mental models, perception, action, and language. Emphasis is placed on developing an understanding of the interaction between human and machine systems and how these processes impact the design and testing of interactive technologies.

Learning Outcomes

  1. Apply current human factors theories and research to examining interactive computing systems.
  2. Design and critique interactive systems by drawing on principles and theories from human information processing, distributed cognition, emotion and motivation, society and culture, and human-robot interaction.
  3. Analyze user interfaces by applying empirical methods.
  4. Simulate human expert performance to analyze and compare user interfaces and improve their efficiency.
  5. Evaluate interactive computing interfaces from an ethical standpoint.
  6. Analyze the advantages and disadvantages of user interfaces and workflows in terms of human information processing (e.g., attention, mental workload, memory, problem solving) and distributed cognition.

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  • On-Campus
  • Online

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