Research Methods for Human Computer Interaction

Fall 2017
Fall 2016
PSYC 6023

How do you know what a user wants to see on a wearable display, whether an app feature is being used, whether a clickable button is better than a swipe, or whether a person who is blind can use your physical product? Research methods for HCI allow you to investigate such questions and develop evidence to inform design decisions. In this course, you will learn about common methods employed in user-centered and evidence-based design. You will also learn how to choose methods, plan studies, and perform research that is inclusive of users with a range of abilities. The objective of this course is to train you to use the appropriate methods, tools, metrics, and analyses for generating evidence to inform and reflect on design decisions . This course is different from traditional research methods because you will be expected to increase your awareness, understanding, and application of inclusive research practices towards enabling and enhancing social sustainability in communities. 

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MS-HCI Majors only
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