Courses Cornell University

COMM 439/639: Designing For Human Computer Interaction

This course is concerned with key issues of the design of the interaction between computers and people. Students come away from the course with an ability to evaluate solutions to design problems and a familiarity with implementing HCI designs. Lectures concurrent with COMM 639; grad students should enroll in COMM 639.

  • professor Geri Gay
  • semester Fall 2002
  • time T 11:40-12:55

COMM 440/640: Computer Mediated Communication: Theory and Practice

Course focuses on the design of computer interfaces and software from the user's point of view. The goal is to teach user interface designs that "serve human needs" while building feelings of competence, confidence, and satisfaction. Topics include formal models of people and interactions, collaborative design issues, psychological and philosophical design considerations, and cultural and social issues. Lectures concurrent with COMM 640; graduate students should enroll in COMM 640.