Dr. Carman Neustaedter | Teaching
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Teaching

 

I teach undergraduate and graduate university courses in the areas of human-computer interaction, interaction design, computer supported cooperative work, and domestic computing.  This includes research and technology design methods.

 

UNDERGRADUATE

IAT 333: Interaction Design Methods  This course explores interaction design methods to understand user needs and the context of design.  It covers topics such as cultural probes, personas, storyboards, informances, bodystorming, scenarios, and prototyping.

IAT 431: Speculative Design  This course focuses on the design of real world technologies that can affect social change.  It explores alternative design methods include design fiction, ludic design, reflective design, and critical design.

IAT 432: Design Evaluation  This course explores the evaluation of interactive technologies and designs.  It teaches a number of evaluation methodologies and methods common in HCI and interaction design, including heuristic evaluation, usability studies, controlled experiments, affective evaluation, and interface aesthetics.

 

GRADUATE

IAT 812: Cognition, Learning, and Collaboration   The focus of this course is on exploring the design and study of collaborative systems for supporting group work or group activities. Students will investigate the situations that occur as a part of group activities, the cognitive processes involved in working within groupware environments, and the ways in which learning takes place.

IAT 887: Domestic and Social Computing  The course explores domestic routines and practices and the design and evaluation of technology to support them. This includes domestic practice that occurs both within and outside the context of the home. The course will be taught from a social computing perspective, drawing from sociology, anthropology, ethnography, and design practice, to understand the social context of design for domestic life. This will involve exploring the people who use domestic technologies, their social relationships, and their social and cultural practices.