The human-computer interaction (HCI) industry is dynamic and ever-changing and, as a result, requires professionals committed to improving the discipline with a focus on the future.
Eight experts from MIT CSAIL have dedicated their research efforts to exploring the ways in which HCI can be enhanced and now they’re opening that research up to you.
You have the opportunity to access their work to imagine your own future for HCI and the user experience by reflecting on non-traditional interaction, speech recognition, and rapid prototyping, among others.
Take your understanding beyond interface by integrating experimental HCI into your work, all backed by the research of expert MIT faculty and verified with a certificate from MIT xPRO.Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
Earn a certificate of completion from MIT xPRO in this online program and be empowered to:
- Use your existing UX knowledge to experiment with HCI, improving the state of both disciplines
- Explore a host of cutting-edge HCI concepts including voice activated and spatially-aware computers
- Work with forward-thinking research from eight leading experts by gaining exposure to their work
- Navigate speech and vision tools through examples like eye-tracking and gaze-following technologies
- Reflect on the ways in which you can apply this pioneering research to your real-world HCI context for the improvement of the future of computing
Explore the possibilities of HCI for the enhancement of user experience with experts from MIT CSAIL as you follow your learning path through the weekly modules of this online course:
- Orientation module Welcome to your Online Campus
- Module 1 The essence of interaction design
- Module 2 Non-traditional and multimodal user interfaces
- Module 3 Collaborative computer interaction
- Module 4 Intelligent user interfaces and prototyping
- Module 5 Multimedia, speech, and vision in computer interaction
- Module 6 The future direction of human-computer interface
Shape the future of HCI
This MIT CSAIL online program is delivered in collaboration with GetSmarter. Learn from MIT thought leaders as you improve your knowledge of the future of human-computer interaction, giving you a unique, future-focused view of the user experience in this online short course from MIT CSAIL.
Your Course Faculty
The design of this online program is guided by MIT CSAIL faculty and industry experts who will share their experience and in-depth subject knowledge with you throughout the course.
Professor and Director of the Computer Science and Artificial Intelligence Laboratory (CSAIL) at MIT
Senior Research Scientist
Earn a certificate from MIT xPRO
Get recognized for your knowledge when you earn an official MIT xPRO certificate – and use it to set yourself apart as an HCI pioneer.
Your certificate will be issued in your legal name and couriered to you, at no additional cost, upon successful completion of the program, as per the stipulated requirements. The visual representation of the certificate here serves as an exemplar, and may be subject to change at the discretion of the University and GetSmarter.
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WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
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At the beginning of each week you'll be presented with all the lectures, notes and assignments necessary for completion. You also have access to your Success Manager who will help you set goals and track key milestones, manage your time, and field any administrative requests you might have.
CAN MY EMPLOYER ASSIST WITH PAYMENT?
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WHAT IS THE ONLINE CAMPUS?
The Online Campus will be your virtual classroom for the duration of your course. Through its easy-to-use interface you'll have access to a diverse variety of course content formats, including: interactive video lectures, module notes, practice quizzes, Prezis, assignment briefs, and additional web resources.
On the Online Campus, you'll also be able to ask questions and interact with your fellow students and Head Tutor through the Online Campus discussion forums. If you're experiencing tech issues or need advice from your personal Success Manager, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.