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Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 
    
Rensselaer Catalog 2008-2009 [Archived Catalog]

Human-Computer Interaction Certificate


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Computers are now embedded in devices ranging in size from space stations to fingernails, yet human brains must still understand their user interfaces. The Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) Certificate supplies the skills and knowledge students need to work in this new environment, which includes the Web, multimedia, wizards, agents, and still-developing technologies. The HCI certificate program consists of four three-credit courses related to the issues found in human-computer interactions: COMM 6740 Foundations of HCI Usability, COMM 6760 Electronic Coaching Systems, COMM 6750 Communication Design for the World Wide Web, and COMM 6810 Studio Design in HCI. This certificate is available to both on-campus and distance students as either a stand-alone certificate or as an option in the M.S. programs in Technical Communication and Communication and Rhetoric.

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