Computation is moving off of the desktop and into users’ environments and onto their bodies. The field of Pervasive (aka Ubiquitous) Computing looks at how to design, build, and evaluate systems and applications in this emerging world of everywhere, always on, always connected devices. This world presents enormous opportunities as well as enormous challenges. The Pervasive Interaction Design (PIxD) course seeks to provide students with perspectives, techniques, and hands on experience that will allow them to engage with these increasingly important technologies.
After taking 612, students should be able to:
Research in Pervasive Computing seeks to extend our knowledge about how to design, build, and evaluate pervasive computing systems that meet human needs. This course will survey literature from the fields of HCI and Ubiquitous/Pervasive Computing that address key topics in the area. In addition, novel research methods that have been developed and applied in pervasive computing will be studied and applied.
After taking 712, students should be able to: