Student Learning Outcomes
Human Computer Interaction (HCI) Certificate
Students will understand and apply at a basic level HCI domain knowledge:
- HCI and usability terms, concepts, principles, and practices.
- Problem space definition and conceptual models of interactive products.
- User-centered approaches to interaction design as applied to software and the Web.
- User profiling and user needs and requirements.
- Interface design principles and processes; including related areas of visual design.
- Cognitive and information processing.
- Processes and life-cycles of interactive product design.
- Interactive product evaluation and testing methods, both qualitative and quantitative.
Students will understand and demonstrate at a basic level the design and evaluation of interactive products up to the high fidelity prototype stage:
- Interactive product interface design and prototyping based on user/needs assessments.
- HCI principles and a user-centered approach to interaction design as applied to software and the Web.
- Apply evaluation and usability testing methods to interactive products to validate design decisions.