Welcome to the Spring 2021 web page for CS565

In-depth coverage of advanced topics in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) 4 credit hours. For Spring semester, 2021, the topic is Cognitive Engineering. Cognitive engineering is an interdisciplinary approach to the analysis, modeling, and design of engineered systems or workplaces in which humans and technologies jointly operate to achieve system goals. Those who approach cognitive engineering from an HCI perspective may usefully understand it to be concerned with HCI issues in real-time, safety critical systems, and those who approach it from a systems or control perspective may usefully understand it be be concerned with the analysis, modeling and design of cyber-physical-human systems.

Instructor : Alex Kirlik.

Course Delivery, Class Format, and Student Evaluation

Course delivery will consist of online Zoom lectures at the appointed time for students taking the course synchronously. These lectures will be video and audio recorded and made available for streaming or download over the campus MySpace platform shortly after they have been given for students taking the course asynchronously. After introductory sessions, each class meeting will consist of a lecture on one focus chapter of our handbook followed by a discussion of one published "deeper dive" research article presenting a concrete illustration of the material presented in the focus chapter. These published articles will be made available from this course site via URL or PDF download. Students are responsible for completing the handbook and deeper dive readings for each class meeting prior to each associated meeting. Evaluation: There will be one take-home midterm exam and one take-home final exam (additional detail TBD).

Course Text

Lee, John D. & Alex Kirlik: The Oxford Handbook of Cognitive Engineering: New York: Oxford University Press

Online Cognitive Engineering Handbook