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Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)

ID: 1399091001
Issued November 30, 2020
Learning Type: Online Course
Certification Type: International Certificate
Language: English
Course Duration: 19 Hours
Credential ID: 71735-2020-364481

Course Overview

Human-computer interaction (HCI) is about understanding what it means to be a user of a computer (which is more complicated than it sounds), and therefore how to create related products and services that work seamlessly. It’s an important skill to master, because it gives any company the perspective and knowledge needed to build products that work more efficiently and therefore sell better. In fact, the Bureau of Labor Statistics predicts the Computer and IT occupation to grow by 12% from 2014–2024, faster than the average for all occupations. This goes to show the immense demand in the market for professionals equipped with the right computer and IT skills. This course provides a comprehensive introduction and deep dive into HCI, so you can create designs that provide outstanding user experiences. Whether you are a newcomer to the subject of HCI or a professional, by the end of the course you will have a deep understanding of what it means to be a user and how to implement user-centered design for the best possible results. This course is based on in-depth videos created by the amazing Alan Dix. You'll be in great company with this renowned professor and Director of the Computational Foundry at Swansea University, a specialist in HCI and co-author of the classic textbook, Human-Computer Interaction. You’ll Learn: An introduction to all aspects of Human-Computer Interaction How to carry out the design process involved in interaction design, navigation design, and screen design How cognition and perception, which encompass attention, memory, thought, the “senses” play a role in affecting the experience of interactive design How emotion affects user experience How to implement windowing systems, applications, architectures, and frameworks How to evaluate user experience using numbers and statistics Interactions between computers and humans should be as intuitive as conversations between two humans—and yet many products and services fail to achieve this. So, what do you need to know so as to create an intuitive user experience? Human psychology? Emotional design? Specialized design processes? The answer is, of course, all of the above, and this course will cover them all.

The Interaction Design Foundation (IxDF) is an educational organization which produces open access educational materials online with the stated goal of "democratizing education by making world-class educational materials free for anyone, anywhere." The platform also offers courses taught by industry experts and professors in user experience, psychology, user interface design, and more. While not accredited, the curriculum and content are structured at the graduate level, targeting at both industry and academia in the fields of interaction design, design thinking, user experience, information architecture, and user interface design. The centerpieces of the Interaction-Design.org are their online design courses, their local chapters in more than 150 countries, and their peer reviewed Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, which currently holds 40+ textbooks written by 100+ leading designers and professors as well as commentaries and HD video interviews shot around the world. The platform features professional and academic textbooks, online courses, video lectures, local chapters in more than 150 countries, and a comprehensive bibliography of the most authoritative publications within the design of interactive technology. Financial sponsors include the German software company SAP. Authors include Harvard professor Clayton Christensen and New York Times bestselling author, Robert Spence who invented the "magnifying glass" visualization that is familiar to anyone with an iPhone or iMac, and Stu Card who performed the research that led to the computer mouse's commercial introduction by Xerox. The Executive Board currently include Don Norman, Ken Friedman, Bill Buxton, Irene Au, Michael Arent, Daniel Rosenberg, Jonas Lowgren and Olof Schybergson.

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