The course Human-Computer Interaction is an online class provided by Udacity. The skill level of the course is Intermediate. It may be possible to receive a verified certification or use the course to prepare for a degree.
This course is an introductory course on human-computer interaction, covering the principles, techniques, and open areas of development in HCI.
Offered at Georgia Tech as 6750
Feedback Cycles and Direct Manipulation
Design Principles and Heuristics
Mental Models and Distributed Cognition
Needfinding and Requirements Gathering
Low-Fidelity to High-Fidelity Prototyping
Predictive, Empirical, and Qualitative Evaluation
Virtual and Augmented Reality, and others
Ubiquitous and Context-Sensitive Computing, and others
Healthcare, Education, and Security, and others
This class does not have significant prerequisites before participation. In lieu of readiness questions, the following bullet points describe the tasks you will complete as part of this class; you may use this description of tasks to evaluate your readiness to take this class.
You will analyze and evaluate user interfaces, both ones that we provide and ones that you go out and find on your own.
You will conduct needfinding exercises to uncover problems that can be address through HCI methods.
You will prototype user interfaces based on principles you learn within class in response to those needs.
You will evaluate your user interfaces based on feedback you receive from potential users.
You will revise your user interfaces accordingly and iterate on the prototyping process.
You will apply those principles to an emerging area of HCI.
See the Technology Requirements for using Udacity.
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 as part of enrollment in this course.
To obtain a verified certificate from Udacity you have to finish this course or the latest version of it, if there is a new edition. The class may be free of charge, but there could be some cost to receive a verified certificate or to access the learning materials. The specifics of the course may have been changed, please consult the provider to get the latest quotes and news.
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