The more information that is presented to a user, and the more capabilities for operating on it, the more difficult the presentation of an interface that communicates underlying meaning and possibilities for interaction. The limitations are rooted in human cognition: in the working memory, perceptual, and motor systems. Fluid approaches to interaction use visual and temporal techniques to maximize communication and operational power, while minimizing motor effort and cognitive disruption.
This is a research-oriented course. We will explore literature describing the state-of-the-art. We will build innovative projects intended to develop new research contributions. The hallmark of the course is an extended final project sequence performed by teams or individuals. Bring your passionate interests!
Skilled students in cognitive psychology, visualization, architecture, engineering, and other relevant disciplines are welcome.
T, Th 3:55 - 5:10, Richardson 912b
Professor Andruid Kerne and The Interface Ecology Lab