CS 4317/5317 Human-Computer Interaction

Fall 2012

Schedule: Mondays and Wednesdays, 4:30 - 5:50 p.m., Room CCS 1.0202

Instructor: David Novick, Room Eng A148, novick@utep.edu, 747-6031

Text: Designing the User Interface, 5th Edition, by Ben Shneiderman and Catherine Plaisant. Addison Wesley, 2010.

Overview: This course is an introduction to human-computer interaction, including: the theory of human-computer interaction; development methods for interfaces such as user-centered design, prototyping, and participatory design; evaluation and testing techniques, such as heuristic evaluation, the cognitive walkthrough, and usability testing; user-interface programming; and ethical and societal issues.

Recommended Reading

  • Designing Interfaces: Patterns for Effective Interaction Design.
    Jenifer Tidwell. O'Reilly, 2006.(link)
  • User-Centered Website Development: A Human-Computer Interaction Approach.
    Daniel D. McCracken and Rosalee J. Wolfe. Pearson Prentice Hall, 2004. (link)
  • Building Interactive Systems.
    Dan R. Olsen Jr. Course Technology, 2010.(link)



DGN, November 15, 2012