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Courses - Fall 2023
Information Studies
Inclusive Design in HCI
Credits: 3
Grad Meth: Reg, Aud
Prerequisite: INST631; or permission of instructor.
Restriction: Permission of INFO-College of Information Studies.
Credit only granted for: INST728Z OR INST704.
Formerly: INST728Z.
An introduction to inclusive technology design, that is, the design and evaluation of user interfaces for diverse users and use contexts. Building on basic concepts in human-computer interaction, students will learn about design exclusion and barriers to use, and methods by which these can be overcome. Assistive input and output technologies will also be covered. Populations include older adults, users with visual, cognitive or motor impairments, users who are deaf or hard of hearing, children, users in low resource contexts, and users in mobile contexts. Research trends and practical design considerations (e.g., web accessibility requirements) will be covered. Students will interact with the material through readings, discussion, and individual and group assignments.