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.

Showcase of all Final Projects

A playlist of all 39 final 2 minute videos detailing all projects can be found below. For more details check the Showcase Page.

Performance from first day of class – Classroom Commitment Call

Lectures: Mon+Wed 10:30AM – 12:00PM in 310 Jacobs Hall
Instructor: Professor Eric Paulos
Contacting GSIs: via bCourses
Midterm Exam: Monday 15 October 10:30AM–12:00PM
Public Showcase: Wed 5 Dec during RRR week in 310 Jacobs (see syllabus)
Final Presentations: Tue 4 Dec during RRR week in 310 Jacobs (see syllabus)
Final Materials Due Friday 7 Dec at 11:59PM

Course Staff

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