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This undergraduate class is an introduction to project management. We will focus on project management as it applies software and web development, but many of the principles we cover in class will be generalizable to other project management endeavors. The goal of this class is to learn about planning, managing and leading projects.
In this class you will learn different ways to think about what makes projects successful and what project leaders can do to help ensure a successful outcome. Even if you are not a project leader, as a team member responsible for making contributions to a project, you can apply project management strategies and concepts.
Offered: Spring 2010
This graduate course is an overview of computer-mediated communication (CMC) as it applies to the range of information and communication technologies. The goal of this class is to introduce you to Computer Mediated Communication and the role that it plays in collaboration, computer supported cooperative work, and the achievement of social life.
This course will situate information and communication technologies within a historical context, and we will look at older, text-based technologies as well as blogs, wikis, and cellphone-based text-messaging. The course also emphasizes the importance of understanding how sociality plays out with and through technology. Students in the class will have the opportunity to explore CMC issues first hand by completing a research project.
Offered: Winter 2010
The goal of this graduate course is to introduce you to qualitative research methods, particularly the use of grounded theory methods to conduct ethnographic fieldwork. We will discuss ethnographic methods and how they are used in Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)and Computer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW). Primarily, however, this course will be a workshop on how one goes about conducting ethnographic research and analysing materials. We will focus in particular on ethnographic methods as a set of practices for producing, interpreting, manipulating, and shaping texts.
Offered: Spring 2009, Spring 2011
HCDE 598 Special Topics - Grant Writing
This course introduces doctoral students to academic skills that are crucial for being a successful scholar such as crafting an academic identify, distilling complex ideas into a clear and focused research agenda, and engaging in the provision and use of feedback. While the course is focused on grant writing, the larger goal of the course is to cultivate skills that are generalizable to academic success. This course is for PhD students only. Doctoral students should take this course in their first year in the program.
Offered: Fall 2010