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2016-2017 University Catalog 
2016-2017 University Catalog [Archived Catalogue]

IDES 506 Cognitive Science of Interaction Design

College of Art, Media & Design School of Design

3 credits 45.0 hours
500 level undergraduate course

The goal of this course is to address complexity of interaction between human beings and designed systems, environments or objects. This includes a wide range of practical applications - from designing or iPhone apps and interactive installations to designing of “smart clothes” and neural interfaces. In the first part of the course students will be introduced to basic concepts and vocabulary of the fields of cognitive science and psychology relating to interaction design. The main topics covered in the course will be cognitive science research findings related to information input and processing theory, perception and cognition, information appliances and interface design. In the second part of the course students will apply their knowledge of cognitive science concepts and human-centered design theory to specific projects assigned to them in collaboration with the main design studio and their personal interest.

This course is not repeatable for credit.