cisc 3650: hci
course information

class web page:

class meeting times and location:

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Mondays 11:00AM-12:15PM, room 5122 N (old Ingersoll)
Wednesdays 11:00AM-12:15PM, room 5301 N (old Ingersoll)

prof elizabeth sklar
email: sklar AT
AIM screen name: agentprof
office: 5316 N (old Ingersoll)
office hours: posted on home page:

course description:
Overview of computer-human interfaces with an emphasis on classical and state-of-the-art approaches. Principles of human-computer interaction and human-robot interaction. Ubiquitous computing and interfaces for mobile devices. Interfaces employing speech recognition and computer vision. Sensor and robotic technologies. Computer supported cooperative work. Virtual and augmented realities.
(3 credits)

course structure:
The following topics will be covered in 5 curricular units:
  1. Design Principles
  2. Evaluating Interfaces
  3. Understanding Users
  4. Devices
  5. Social Computing
  6. Human-Robot Interaction
Class sessions will consist of lectures and hands-on labs. Students may bring their own laptops to the labs, or use the computers in the lab.

Grade of C or better in CISC 3120 [CIS 20.1].

textbook and course materials:
There is no required textbook. Comprehensive lecture notes will be posted on-line. Some Tutorial material will also be available on-line.
Readings will be provided from multiple sources. See the references page for the list of sources.

You will need to have access to a computer and the internet for this class, though having your own computer is not required. You can use the public machines in the library or the WEB building to complete your assignments.

flash drive:
A USB FLASH drive is required.

Your course grade will be made up of the following components: