CS 7324 - HCI Paradigms for Animation, Visualization, and Virtual/Augmented Reality

Course Description:

This course introduces advanced methods for enhancing user experience and presents effective HCI models via computer graphics, imaging, animation, simulation, visualization, augmented reality, and immersive virtual reality. Additionally, the course presents related science and engineering foundations as well as graphic design, cognitive science, and perceptual psychology theories and models.


CS 5329 or equivalent with a grade of B or higher, or consent of the instructor.

Course Objectives:

The students will be able to:

  • Assess the principles of interaction design

  • Describe the cognitive and engineering aspects of interaction

  • List the principles of usability and user centered design

  • Analyze the usability and cost effectiveness of advanced user interface modalities including graphics, visualization, animation, and augmented/virtual reality

  • Assemble usability requirements

  • Collect and analyze (manually and/or automatically) usage data

  • Measure and interpret usability metrics

  • Design and devise individual and team projects

  • Formulate research activities

Course Notes:

Course effective Fall 2017.  Available only for computer science majors.