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COMPSCI 179 - Design of Useful and Usable Interactive Systems or return to Course Catalog Search

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Faculty of Arts and SciencesComputer ScienceKrzysztof Gajos
TermDay and TimeLocation
Spring 2017-2018  (show academic calendar)TuTh   2:30 p.m. - 3:59 p.m.Pierce 301 (SEAS)
4  (show credit conversion for other schools)
Credit Level
Graduate and Undergraduate

The course covers skills and techniques necessary to design innovative interactive products that are useful, usable and that address important needs of people other than yourself. You will learn how to uncover needs that your customers cannot even articulate. You will also learn a range of design principles, effective creativity-related practices, and techniques for rapidly creating and evaluating product prototypes. You will also have several opportunities to formally communicate your design ideas to a variety of audiences. You will complete two large team-based design projects.

Recommended: CS 50 or web programming experience.

Exam Group

Cross Registration
Eligible for cross-registration
With permission of instructor/subject to availability

MIT students please cross register from MIT's Add/Drop application.