HCI 590 Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
HCI 590 Behavioral Science & UX will examine addressing complex behavior change through a deeper understanding of behavioral science. This course begins with the foundational elements of behavioral science including context, mental models, emotions and social dynamics and will progress into implementation methods. By having a foundational understanding of how we as humans make decisions, we are able to design more impactful solutions and persuasive technologies.
Required text (e-book allowed):
Benartzi, S., & Lehrer, J. (2015). The smarter screen: Surprising ways to influence and improve online behavior. New York, New York: Portfolio/Penguin. ISBN: 1591847869/ISBN13: 9781591847861
Optional texts (e-books allowed) include:
· Ross, L., & Nisbett, R. E. (1991). The person and the situation: Perspectives of social psychology. Mcgraw-Hill Book Company. ISBN: 1905177445/ISBN13: 9781905177448
· Thaler, R. H., & Sunstein, C. R. (2008). Nudge: Improving decisions about health, wealth, and happiness. New Haven: Yale University Press. ISBN: 014311526X/ISBN13: 9780143115267
Prerequisite: HCI 445
Pre- or co-requisite: HCI 450
This syllabus is subject to change as necessary during the quarter. If a change occurs, it will be thoroughly addressed during class, posted under Announcements in D2L and sent via email.
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