Gary Stager, Ph.D.

ED 771A, B Human Computer Interaction (HCI) (2,2)

Studies in human computer interaction revolve around the ways in which people directly interact with computers. This course covers a historical overview of the field, the process of developing interactive systems, interacting with computers, psychology and human factors, and research frontiers. The course follows the shift away from the deterministic model of computer as "object," and develops an understanding of the notion of technology as a "socially shaped" phenomenon.