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IS 673 Readings in Human-Centered Computing Research (3 credits)

IS 673 : Readings in Human-Centered Computing Research (3 credits)

This course examines and analyses cognitive and software concepts that underlie human-centered computing. The concepts include cognitive theories of memory organization, problem solving strategies, and linguistic comprehension. Interaction software technologies that are examined include menu selection systems, command languages, and direct manipulation techniques. This course is intended to introduce the student to the current literature and to prepare the student to prepare the student for conducting independent research and for designing appropriate interaction software.  NOTE:  Prerequisite of IS 634 or IS 667.

Course Objectives:

a) to examine theories of human cognition;
b) to relate these theories to human-centered design; and
c) to examine various approaches to interface design.