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Brad Myers <[log in to unmask]>
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Fri, 14 Apr 2000 13:44:09 -0400
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The Human Computer Interaction Institute in the School of Computer
Science at Carnegie Mellon University is please to announce a one week
short course on:

        User Interface Design and Implementation

Session Dates: July 17-21, 2000
Location: On the CMU campus in Pittsburgh, PA

For more information and pricing, see:

** There are substantial discounts for registering before April 17,
** and for groups, so please register soon.


There is a growing need to create usable software programs since
technology has a firm foothold in areas ranging from medicine to
entertainment. The Human-Computer Interaction community has developed
processes, techniques and tools that can help insure high-quality,
easy-to-use systems. The Human-Computer Interaction Institute at
Carnegie Mellon University offers a range of degree programs Bachelors,
Masters and PhD) that teach these in depth. For the busy professional,
we are pleased to offer a one-week course that provides a practical
overview of the most important, state-of-the-art practices in user
interface design and implementation which you can apply immediately to
your organization. We will cover the latest proven techniques for
organizing development efforts, and for designing, implementing and
evaluating user interfaces. Practical, hands-on exercises using a
full-week project will be used to illustrate and practice the

Topics will include:

* Usability Engineering Process: How to organize your development to
maximize the potential for success.

* Cognition, Perception, & Analytic HCI Techniques: The fundamental
properties of people and how they can be used to evaluate designs.

* Users Studies: How to evaluate interfaces with users and get valid

* Contextual Inquiry: How to discover customer's real needs and design
new products to meet them.

* Usability Evaluation Methods: Low cost techniques you can use to
evaluate and improve designs.

* Graphic and Interaction Design: What you need to know from graphic and
user interface design, such as color choice, layout, etc.

* Prototyping: How to create quick mock-ups to evaluate designs.

* UI Software: How to implement interfaces once the design is solid.

* Advanced topics (depending on interest): Computer Supported
Cooperative Work (GroupWare); Virtual Reality; Social Aspects of User
Interfaces, E-commerce, Hand-held and wearable computers; Tour of CMU:
robots, car user interfaces, etc.

Who Should Attend

The User Interface Design and Implementation one week course is designed
for experienced developers, project managers, and executives who want to
establish, manage or perform good usability practices.


This course will be taught by leaders in the field of Human-Computer
Interaction. They are all experienced educators and researchers, and
have been teaching HCI to students at all levels. With specialties
covering all of the HCI areas to be addressed, they also have extensive
experience consulting for many companies, so they are familiar with the
needs of industry. The participating faculty are:

     Brad A. Myers
     Bonnie John
     Randy Pausch
     Ken Koedinger
     Jodi Forlizzi


For more information, or to register, please see:

or contact:

Brad A. Myers
Human Computer Interaction Institute
School of Computer Science
Carnegie Mellon University
5000 Forbes Avenue
Pittsburgh, PA 15213-3891
(412) 268-5150
FAX: (412) 268-1266
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