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Udacity: Human-Computer Interaction

This course is an introductory course on human-computer interaction, covering the principles, techniques, and open areas of development in HCI.

Why Take This Course?
The class covers three broad categories of topics within human-computer interaction: (a) the principles and characteristics of the interaction between humans and computers; (b) the techniques for designing and evaluating user-centered systems; and (c) current areas of cutting-edge research and development in human-computer interaction.

Although the free version of this course does not include any assessments, you are welcome to [follow along with the assignments that Georgia Tech students complete](http://omscs6750.gatech.edu/) as part of enrollment in this course.

Syllabus

###Principles
- Feedback Cycles and Direct Manipulation
- Design Principles and Heuristics
- Mental Models and Distributed Cognition

###Methods
- Needfinding and Requirements Gathering
- Low-Fidelity to High-Fidelity Prototyping
- Predictive, Empirical, and Qualitative Evaluation

###Applications
- Virtual and Augmented Reality, and others
- Ubiquitous and Context-Sensitive Computing, and others
- Healthcare, Education, and Security, and others
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Cost Free Online Course
Pace Self Paced
Provider Udacity
Language English
Hours 6 hours a week
Calendar 16 weeks long
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