CS-770 Human-Computer Interaction, Spring 2021 

Course Description


This course is designed to introduce graduate students in computer science, psychology, educational psychology, and other disciplines research topics, principles, and research methods in human-computer interaction (HCI), an interdisciplinary area concerned with the study of the interaction between humans and interactive computing systems. Research in HCI looks at major social, cognitive, and physical phenomena surrounding human use of computers with the goal of understanding their impact and creating guidelines for the design and evaluation of software and physical products and services in industry.

The course consists of three modules: (1) seminar, which reviews major research topics in HCI through a set of readings, class presentations, and discussions; (2) methods, which covers qualitative and quantitative human-subjects research through lectures, tutorials, hands-on activities, and weekly assignments; and (3) project, where students complete a semester-long project, usually involving empirical research, that culminates in the writing of a short paper.

The course is designed primarily for graduate students in computer science, psychology, and educational psychology, however advanced undergraduates (with significant research experience and/or enrolled in the L&S Honors program) in these programs and graduate students from other programs may take the course with the permission of the instructor. Specifically, these students should meet with the instructor after the first class of the semester or during the first office hours of the semester to discuss their enrollment.



For more details, please see the course syllabus.

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Computer Science, University of Wisconsin-Madison

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