Damian Schofield, Program Coordinator
429 Shineman Center
Computer Science Department
Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) is the discipline concerned with the design, evaluation, and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and the study of the major phenomena surrounding them. As a field of research, human-computer interaction is situated at the intersection of computer science, behavioral sciences, design, media studies, and several other fields of study.
The Masters programs integrate service and design thinking into a rigorous, cross-disciplinary human-computer interaction curriculum that prepares our students to design and guide the future of human and technology interactions. In the HCI programs, students learn to design, evaluate, and implement new information technologies that are understandable, usable, and appealing to a wide variety of people. Our program provides students with the practical skills and theoretical understandings they need to develop successful careers related to human computer interaction, user experience design and user-centered research.