This course emphasizes the importance of good interfaces and demonstrates how the interaction design methods can have a significant contribution to enhance human interaction with computers and, consequently, to the success of interactive systems.
This course is intended to prepare the students to develop useful and usable interfaces for interactive systems. We will study the human factors in HCI and we will focus on current theory and practice in interface specification, design, implementation and evaluation, discussing key aspects of the iterative design process. The course also explores the current research in HCI to provide students with an understanding of the range of issues addressed in the field and to make them aware of the most recent advances in this research area.