ICS 419: The Science, Psychology and Philosophy of Systems Design

Description: Scientific, psychological and philosophical bases of systems design, including a survey of human-factors and ergonomic standards; the nature of innovation and creativity as it relates to systems design. Web-enhanced course.


Course Learning Outcomes: See objectives.

Program Learning Outcomes

Prerequisites: two ICS 300-level courses with grade of B or better, or consent.

Textbook(s): Norman, The Design of Everyday Things, 1988-2002

Grading: Final exam (10%) Homework (60%) Final project (30%)

Schedule: Topics are blended throughout the course. Here is the rough amount of time spent on each topic: