Williams College, Fall 2018

Tuesdays & Fridays; 1:10-2:25pm; TCL206

Instructor: Iris Howley


Phone: x4633

Office: TCL308

Office Hours: Wednesdays, 11am-2pm


  • The Looking to Understand Final Deliverables have a bit of a short deadline (10/25), try to get a head start as we approach!
  • Something will be due nearly every class session (besides the readings). See the Schedule.

The CSCI376 2018 Group Projects

Amarteurs |CuraTour | Geospatial | heArt | InterprArt | muse | SWCMA | The Gallery


Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) principles are practiced in the design and evaluation of most software, greatly impacting the lives of anyone who uses interactive technology and other products. There are many ways to design and build applications for people, so what methods can increase the likelihood that our design is the most useful, intuitive, and enjoyable? This course provides an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction, through a user-centered approach to designing and evaluating interactive systems. HCI draws on methods from computer science, the social and cognitive sciences, and interaction design. In this course we will use these methods to: ideate and propose design problems, study existing systems and challenges, explore design opportunities and tradeoffs, evaluate and improve designs, and communicate design problems and solutions to varying audiences.