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I400 Topics in Informatics

Credits: 3

Prerequisite(s): At least junior standing or permission of instructor.

Variable topic. Emphasis is on new developments and research in informatics.

Fall 2017


Instructor: Matthew Francisco
Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
Time: 5:45PM-7:00PM Mon, Wed
Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 142
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Instructor: Kay Connelly
Topic: Java
Time: Multiple Times
Location: Informatics West, Room 109


Instructor: Michael Chabin
Topic: Programming Virtual Reality
Time: 8:00AM-9:15AM Mon, Wed
Location: Informatics West, Room 109


Instructor: Michael Chabin
Topic: Intro Virtual Reality Design
Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
Location: Informatics West, Room 109


Instructor: Matthew Francisco
Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Tue, Thu
Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 134
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Instructor: David J. Wild
Topic: Info In Disastr & Emrgncy Respn
Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
Location: Informatics East, Room 122


Instructor: John Duncan
Topic: Java
Time: Multiple Times
Location: Lindley Hall, Room 008


Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
Topic: Design Strategy
Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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Instructor: Matt Hottell
Topic: India
Time: 10:00AM-12:45PM Fri
Location: Informatics West, Room 107


Instructor: James Clawson
Topic: Mobile Hci Design
Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Tue, Thu
Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 336


Instructor: Johan Bollen
Topic: Collective Intelligence
Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Tue, Thu
Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 240


Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
Topic: Technology Innovation
Time: 8:00AM-9:15AM Tue, Thu
Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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  • Course History

      Summer 2017


      Instructor: Omar Sosa Tzec
      Topic: Visual Design For User Exp
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: PV151


      Instructor: Andy Joseph Hunsucker
      Topic: Motion Grphics Dsgn Communcatn
      Time: 1:00PM-3:15PM Tue, Wed, Thu
      Location: PVA221

      Spring 2017


      Instructor: Michael Ryoo
      Topic: Intro To Computer Vision
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Multiple Locations
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)


      Instructor: Michael Chabin
      Topic: Intro Virtual Wrld Dsgn & Cultre
      Time: 8:00AM-9:15AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Jennifer Anne Terrell
      Topic: Advanced Information Ethics
      Time: 6:00PM-8:30PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


      Instructor: Filippo Radicchi
      Topic: Performance Analytics
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 006


      Instructor: Matthew Francisco
      Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
      Time: 7:15PM-8:30PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Stasa Milojevic
      Topic: Storytelling With Data
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 105


      Instructor: John Paolillo
      Topic: Social Media And Language
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Technology Entrepreneurship
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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      Instructor: Christena Nippert-Eng
      Topic: Privacy Information & Identity
      Time: 1:00PM-4:00PM Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Michael Chabin
      Topic: Programming Virtual Worlds
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Technology Innovation
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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      Instructor: William Sherman
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Reality
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Lindley Hall, Room 008

      Fall 2016


      Instructor: Matthew Francisco
      Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: Multiple Locations


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Adv Topics In Virtual Heritage
      Time: 5:45PM-8:15PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Esfandiar Haghverdi
      Topic: Fndatns Financial Engineering
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Swain Hall East, Room 140


      Instructor: Michael Chabin
      Topic: Programming Virtual Reality
      Time: 8:00AM-9:15AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Michael Chabin
      Topic: Intro Virtual Reality Design
      Time: 8:00AM-9:15AM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: David J. Wild
      Topic: Info In Disastr & Emrgncy Respn
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Design Strategy
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Heritage
      Time: 11:15AM-1:45PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Esfandiar Haghverdi
      Instructor: Matt Hottell
      Topic: India
      Time: 10:00AM-12:45PM Fri
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107

      Summer 2016


      Instructor: Omar Sosa Tzec
      Topic: Visual Design For User Exp
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: PV151


      Instructor: Matthew Francisco
      Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
      Time: 9:30AM-11:45AM Tue, Wed, Thu
      Location: Lindley Hall, Room 008


      Instructor: Andy Joseph Hunsucker
      Topic: Motion Graphics Intractn Desgn
      Time: 1:00PM-3:15PM Tue, Wed, Thu
      Location: Student Building, Room 140

      Spring 2016


      Instructor: Michael Ryoo
      Topic: Intro To Computer Vision
      Time: 8:00PM-9:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Multiple Locations
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: Computer Vision is the study of enabling machines to "see" the visual world (i.e., understand images and videos). In this course, the students will learn fundamental vision algorithms and have opportunities to implement them (i.e., half-lecture-half-lab). Machine learning techniques necessary for images and videos will also be discussed.


      Instructor: Filippo Radicchi
      Topic: Performance Analytics
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 340


      Instructor: Matthew Francisco
      Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: HDTBA


      Instructor: Simon DeDeo
      Topic: Large-scale Social Phenomena
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Technology Entrepreneurship
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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      Instructor: John Paolillo
      Topic: Social Media And Language
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Visual Thinking, Meaning & Form
      Time: 4:00PM-6:30PM Mon
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Adv Topics In Virtual Heritage
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Alessandro Flammini
      Topic: Advanced Network Science
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Technology Innovation
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Sustainability In Hci & Design
      Time: 4:00PM-6:30PM Tue
      Location: HDTBA


      Instructor: William Sherman
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Reality
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Lindley Hall, Room 008

      Fall 2015


      Instructor: Christena Nippert-Eng
      Topic: Privacy Information & Identity
      Time: 2:30PM-5:30PM Tue
      Location: LI030


      Instructor: Johan Bollen
      Topic: Collective Intelligence
      Time: 5:45PM-7:00PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Sustainability In Hci & Design
      Time: 1:00PM-3:45PM Tue
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Matthew Francisco
      Topic: Prototyping With Arduino Tools
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122
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      Supplementary Description: In this course students study the hobby electronics literature as well as literature on small-scale fabrication in order to develop a prototype and operations plan for a product or tool for wider use.  By the end of this course students will have working knowledge of the practices, tools, and materials available today for building prototypes as well as the organizational opportunities and challenges in building such systems.


      Instructor: Beth Plale
      Topic: Management, Access, And The Use Of Big And Complex
      Time: Arranged
      Location: Arranged


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Design Strategy
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
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      Instructor: Filippo Menczer
      Topic: Intro To Network Science
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Heritage
      Time: 5:30PM-8:00PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109

      Summer 2015


      Instructor: Martin Siegel
      Topic: Visual Design For User Exp
      Time: 10:00AM-12:15PM Tue, Wed, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122

      Spring 2015


      Instructor: Geoffrey Charles Fox
      Topic: Big Data Applications & Tech
      Time: Arranged
      Location: Arranged
      Supplementary Description: This course is based on that at https://bigdatacoursespring2014.appspot.com/preview with improved material including coverage of Sports Informatics. The Spring 2014 page has a syllabus which is still quite good.


      Instructor: Filippo Radicchi
      Topic: Performance Analytics
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Simon DeDeo
      Topic: Large-scale Social Phenomena
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Technology Entrepreneurship
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


      Instructor: David Hakken
      Topic: Community Informatics
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Geology, Room 143


      Instructor: John Paolillo
      Topic: Social Media And Language
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: William Sherman
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Reality
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Adv Topics In Virtual Heritage
      Time: 5:45PM-7:00PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Nathan Ensmenger
      Topic: Info Systms & Orgnztnl Change
      Time: 9:30AM-12:00PM Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Emilio Ferrara
      Topic: Mining The Social Web
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122

      Fall 2014


      Instructor: Yong-Yeol Ahn
      Topic: Data Visualization
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Multiple Locations


      Instructor: Johan Bollen
      Topic: Collective Intelligence
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Travis Jason Brown
      Topic: Design Strategy
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Filippo Radicchi
      Topic: Networks
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Heritage
      Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Kami Vaniea
      Topic: Today's Privacy Challenges
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: David J. Wild
      Topic: Data Science For Drug Discover
      Time: Arranged
      Location: Arranged

      Spring 2014


      Instructor: Geoffrey Charles Fox
      Topic: Big Data Applications & Tech
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150


      Instructor: Kris Hauser
      Topic: Robotics
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Ballantine Hall, Room 242
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)


      Instructor: Katie Siek
      Topic: Health Informatics
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Swain Hall East, Room 240


      Instructor: Simon DeDeo
      Topic: Large-scale Social Phenomena
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Course File (syllabus or course advertisement)
      Supplementary Description: What has become of human society since it began? What will come next? We will develop the concepts and tools necessary to understand the emergence and dynamics of large-scale social phenomena including cultural practices and social norms, revolutions and market crashes, and conflict in both war and peace. We will take as case-studies both modern, historical, ancient and evolutionary-time sociotechnical systems. Particular focus on "big data" approaches; mid-semester hackathon.


      Instructor: Filippo Radicchi
      Topic: Performance Analytics
      Time: 1:00PM-2:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
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      Supplementary Description: What makes the difference in the achievement of prestige, popularity and fame? Is there any pattern behind success? For example, why an hashtag on twitter becomes popular, a song enters the hit parade, or a scientific paper becomes highly cited? The course will review quantitative studies aimed at measuring, predicting and understanding performance in social competitive arenas, ranging from social media to financial markets, from professional sports to scientific and technological innovation.


      Instructor: Katie Siek
      Topic: Maker Movement In Health
      Time: 11:15AM-12:30PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Adv Topics In Virtual Heritage
      Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109


      Instructor: Jonathan Mills
      Topic: Metaphor And Programming
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: Multiple Locations


      Instructor: David J. Wild
      Topic: Data Science For Drug Discover
      Time: Arranged
      Location: Arranged

      Fall 2013


      Instructor: Selma Sabanovic
      Topic: Human Robot Interaction
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
      Supplementary Description: This course surveys the emerging field of human-robot interaction (HRI). HRI researchers tackle the social and technical challenges involved in understanding how people perceive and are affected by robots, and in creating robots that interact in ways that are natural and intuitive for human partners. We will discuss the design, evaluation, and societal significance of interactive robots from a human-centered perspective through readings, discussion, and creating HRI prototypes using Arduino.


      Instructor: Johan Bollen
      Topic: Collective Intelligence
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122


      Instructor: Filippo Menczer
      Topic: Networks
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: Networks pervade all aspects of our lives: friends, computers, the Web, and our brain are examples. The network is a general yet powerful way to represent and study simple and complex relationships. This course introduces network science as a way to understand complex patterns of connections and relationships. Once we acquire the basic tools needed to analyze and model networks through computers, we will explore increasingly complex social, infrastructure, information, and biological networks.


      Instructor: Yong-Yeol Ahn
      Topic: Data Visualization
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Multiple Locations
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: From car dashboards to cutting-edge scientific papers, we extensively use visual representation of data. Data visualization is becoming a crucial skill for knowledge workers, particularly in the era of big data, because visualization is critical to understand big, messy data. In this course we will learn fundamentals of data visualization and create data visualizations using various types of data.


      Instructor: David J. Wild
      Topic: Info In Disastr & Emrgncy Respn
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Course File (syllabus or course advertisement)
      Supplementary Description: Informatics and communications technologies now play a critical role in emergency and disaster response, and are a rapidly emerging area of research, bringing together areas as diverse as human computer interaction and data mining. The Informatics in Disasters and Emergency Response (INFODER) course will cover the state of the art of informatics in emergency management and response, including social media, mobile apps, web, communication technologies, and predictive modeling.


      Instructor: Bernard Frischer
      Topic: Intro To Virtual Heritage
      Time: 4:00PM-7:00PM Tue
      Location: Informatics West, Room 109
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: This course focuses on the digital representation, restoration, online publication, and analysis of small cultural heritage artifacts. Students will learn how to capture the 3D data of a three-dimensional work of an artifact, how to take the raw data and make a polygonal model, how to texture and paint the model, how to restore damage to the artifact, and how to publish the resulting 3D digital models on the Internet.

      Spring 2013


      Instructor: Geoffrey Charles Fox
      Topic: X-informatics
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
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      Instructor: Jonathan Mills
      Topic: Metaphor And Programming
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: Multiple Locations


      Instructor: Kay Connelly
      Topic: Health Informatics
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


      Instructor: Nathan Ensmenger
      Topic: Information Systems And Organizational Changes
      Time: 9:00AM-11:30AM Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: The design and construction of technology is only the beginning of the challenging process of implementing (and maintaining) complex information systems. In this course, we will explore the technical, sociological, ethnographic, and historical literature that deals with the organizational aspects of information technology. The focus will be on business information systems, but we will also look at scientific, governmental, and health-related organizations as well.


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Meaning And Form In Hci
      Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150

      Fall 2012


      Instructor: Selma Sabanovic
      Topic: Human Robot Interaction
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


      Instructor: Filippo Menczer
      Topic: Networks
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: Networks pervade all aspects of our lives: friends, computers, the Web, and our brain are examples. The network is a general yet powerful way to represent and study simple and complex relationships. This course introduces network science as a way to understand complex patterns of connections and relationships. Once we acquire the basic tools needed to analyze and model networks through computers, we will explore increasingly complex social, infrastructure, information, and biological networks.

      Spring 2012


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Meaning And Form In Hci
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150


      Instructor: Jonathan Mills
      Topic: Metaphor And Programming
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: Multiple Locations


      Instructor: Peter Todd
      Topic: Seek And Find: Search Strategies
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130


      Instructor: Gregory J. E. Rawlins
      Topic: What Does Technology Want
      Time: 4:00PM-5:15PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: What is technology and what effect does it have on us? Is it good, bad, neutral, or simply alien? Different thinkers say different things, but all agree that we are living through a time of massive change, largely triggered by technological change. What has this meant for us in the past, what does it mean for us now, and what might it mean for our future?


      Instructor: Yong-Yeol Ahn
      Topic: Visual Analytics
      Time: 9:30AM-10:45AM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130

      Fall 2011


      Instructor: Daniel John Richert
      Topic: Advanced Prototyping
      Time: 2:30PM-5:00PM Mon
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150


      Instructor: Filippo Menczer
      Topic: Networks
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)
      Supplementary Description: Networks pervade all aspects of our lives: networks of friends, communication, computers, the Web, transportation, the proteins in our body, and our brains are all examples. This course explores the study of networks and how they help us understand the complex patterns of connections and relationships in our world. We will acquire the basic tools needed to analyze and model networks through computers, and explore increasingly complex social, infrastructure, information, and biological networks.


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Visual Literacy In Hci/d
      Time: 6:00PM-9:00PM Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150

      Summer 2011


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Professional Preparation & Portfolio Development
      Time: 2:35PM-6:20PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 130

      Spring 2011


      Instructor: Selma Sabanovic
      Topic: Human Robot Interaction
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)


      Instructor: Kay Connelly
      Topic: Health Informatics
      Time: 2:30PM-3:45PM Tue, Thu
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107
      Supplementary Description: This is a combined advanced undergraduate and graduate course that provides an introduction to health informatics. Students will learn about technology as it relates to healthcare, and develop the skills to collaborate with health researchers to create health informatics applications. Health Informatics topics include assistive technologies, persuasive technologies, decision support, electronic health records, personal health records, and underserved populations. Methods covered include interviewing, low-fidelity prototypes and evaluation techniques. Pre-req: I300 (undergrads). No pre-req for graduate students.


      Instructor: Jonathan Mills
      Topic: Music And Programming
      Time: Multiple Times
      Location: Music Library, Room 373
      Supplementary Description: The over-arching goal is to learn PRINCIPLES OF DESIGN that are analogous for both music and programming. The secondary goals are to (1) attain a life-long skill through an introduction to music, and (2) preparation for designing programs in A201 or similar introductory programming courses. This is a class that does NOT require the students to read music. It does NOT require them to know a programming language. It does NOT require artistic (drawing) or musical (playing an instrument) ability. Students MUST be willing to: * pick out notes and tunes on a keyboard. * invent their own tunes—and there is a LOT OF LEEWAY here. * draw rough pictures or sketches that represent the music they invent. * share their pictures with other students to interpret as music (and vice-versa). * sign up for a free site on MySpace or Reverbnation to upload and share their music. * listen to music of selected musicians from a wide variety of styles. * try to imitate several styles. * write one or two analysis papers as part of their work. * join in a class project by inventing some music that fits the project, but is their interpretation of their part of it. * learn about design principles common to music and programming. * apply the design principles for programming to invent a piece of music. * read assigned material on the web (no textbook). * COME TO CLASS—this is VERY IMPORTANT. * EXPERIMENT with the keyboards during selected class and lab times.


      Instructor: Eden Medina
      Instructor: Rebecca Lave
      Topic: Geographies Of Technology
      Time: 2:30PM-5:00PM Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 122
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)


      Instructor: Eli Blevis
      Topic: Creating Meaning in Interaction and Design
      Time: 11:15AM-2:15PM Thu
      Location: Informatics East, Room 150
      Course URL (syllabus link or course homepage)


      Instructor: Kalpana Shankar
      Topic: Technology And Society, Science And Medicine:
      Time: 5:30PM-6:45PM Mon, Wed
      Location: Informatics West, Room 107


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