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This is the first course offered in the Computer Science Department that can be taken by majors and non-majors alike. In addition to the traditional topics in a human computer interaction course (see the textbook table of contents below), which I expect to occupy the middle ten weeks of the course, there will be two additional modules at the beginning and the end to round out the material.

In the first two weeks, I would like to introduce the material by emphasizing the role of what was historically termed man-machine interaction prior to the advent of computers. This will be explained by a collection of case studies which have been extensively studied to analyze so called