Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has evolved extensively over time. Along with advancements in technology, HCI has the potential to transform our experience with machines by creating simpler, more powerful, and intuitive digital experiences.
Eight experts from MIT CSAIL have dedicated their research efforts to exploring the ways in which HCI can be enhanced, and they’re opening that research up to you. Guided by their industry insight, you’ll reflect on the current state of user and computer interaction. You’ll have the opportunity to imagine the future of HCI by reflecting on non-traditional interaction, speech recognition, and rapid prototyping, among others. You’ll examine real-world applications of technology aimed toward better design and usability, as you take your understanding beyond interface by integrating future-focused HCI into your work.Download course prospectus
What will set you apart
On completion of this course, you’ll walk away with:
- The ability to integrate HCI thinking into your own work, building on your current knowledge of user experience to explore new possibilities
- Access to the forward-thinking research of eight industry experts that are changing the face of human-computer interaction
- The ability to better understand speech and vision tools through examples like eye-tracking and gaze-following technologies
Is this course for you?
This program is designed to equip those who are interested in understanding the latest HCI research as part of their professional education or are looking to explore a new career in human-computer interaction. Industry UX designers also stand to benefit by exploring HCI thinking and real-world applications, empowering them to conceptualize better interface designs.
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
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WHAT ARE MY PAYMENT OPTIONS?
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WILL I HAVE THE TIME?
GetSmarter's learning model is designed to help you, as a working professional, improve your skills without compromising on work and family responsibilities. The course work is broken up into weekly, manageable bite-sized modules, with incremental deadlines, designed to help you pace yourself over the duration of the course and allow you the legroom to work when it suits you best.
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 Advisor 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?
By improving your skills and industry knowledge, you'll be having an influence on the success of your organisation.
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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 Advisor, you can use the Online Campus to get in touch.