Course Description

CS160 is an introduction to Human Computer Interaction (HCI). You will learn to prototype, evaluate, and design a user interface. You will be expected to work within a group of four or five students in this project-based course. Your project topic will be proposed by your group and your project design and implementation will follow a human-centered process. The final result will be an interactive prototype of a novel user experience carefully tailored to the needs of your intended users.

In contrast to most of the other CS classes at Berkeley, CS160 does not primarily focus on particular algorithmic techniques or computer technologies. Instead, the focus of the course is on developing a broad set of skills needed for user-centered design. These skills include ideation, needs assessment, communication, rapid prototyping, algorithmic implementation and evaluation.

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Lectures: Thu 10:30AM - 12:00PM and 1:00PM - 2:30PM
< Sept 17, Sibley Auditorium
>= Sept 17, 310 Jacobs Hall
Instructor: Professor Eric Paulos
Contacting GSIs: via Piazza
Midterm Exam: October 22, 1:00PM - 2:30PM
Public Showcase: December 9, #1: 3PM-4PM & #2: 4 - 5PM, 310 Jacobs
Final Presentations: December 8, 10AM-12PM & 1PM - 3PM, 310 Jacobs
Final Materials December 12, 11:59PM

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