UC Berkeley
Fall 2017


User Interface Design and Development

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CS160/260A is an introduction to Human Computer Interaction (HCI). You will learn to prototype, evaluate, and design a user interface. You will be expected to work within a group of about four students in this project-based course. Your project topic will be proposed by your group and your project design and implementation will follow a human-centered process. The final result will be an interactive prototype of a novel user experience carefully tailored to the needs of your intended users.

In contrast to most of the other CS classes at Berkeley, CS160 does not primarily focus on particular algorithmic techniques or computer technologies. Instead, the focus of the course is on developing a broad set of skills needed for user-centered design. These skills include ideation, needs assessment, communication, rapid prototyping, algorithmic implementation and evaluation.

Lecture will be on Mondays and Wednesdays from 11a - 12:30p, in Jacobs 310. See the full schedule. Join the CS 160 Piazza for announcements and to ask questions about the course. Share publicly so others with the same question can benefit. Please enroll in the course on bcourses.

project theme

The theme of this semester’s projects will be Bursting Echo Chambers in Social Media. We will be developing web-based applications (either on mobile or desktop) to enable people encounter more diverse information through social media. Another aspect of our theme is to encourage more constructive conversation or interaction among differing perspectives through social media.

course staff

Contact Office Hours OH Location Section
John Tang mail launch Fri 1:30-2:30p, by appt. Google+ Hangouts x
Jeremy Warner mail launch Tues 10-11a Jacobs 310A x
Daniel Li mail launch Thurs 5-6p Soda 341A Fri 11a-12p, Etcheverry 3119 :: slides
Christine Munar mail launch Thurs 2-3p Soda 341B Fri 10-11a, Stanley 179 :: slides
Emily Pedersen mail launch Tues 3-4p Soda 651 Fri 9-10a, Latimer 102 :: slides
Paige Plander mail launch Tues 4-5p Soda 651 Fri 10-11a, Etcheverry 3105 :: slides

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