History of Interface

Parsons School of Design: Art, Media & Technology

Non-Liberal Arts

Undergraduate Course

Graduate Course

Majors Only

History of Interface

Spring 2020

Taught By: Aya Karpinska

Section: A

CRN: 4706

Credits: 3

In the History of Interface course we will study key examples of user interfaces from the late 19th century to the present that fall into three themes: Operating the Machine will focus on physical peripherals and inputs for interacting with computer, Conversational User Interfaces will focus on spoken and written language for interaction, and finally Wearable and Gestural Interfaces will focus on devices worn on the body or that rely on gesture or movement. Students will learn to judge what makes a good interface, to identify and interpret precedents that influenced later user interfaces, and to reflect on the relationship between human needs and technology. Course activities include readings, in-depth studies of historical examples, written analysis, class discussions, and weekly reflections.

Open to: Masters degree in Design & Technology majors only.

College: Parsons School of Design (PS)

Department: Art, Media & Technology (PSAM)

Campus: New York City (GV)

Course Format: Seminar (R)

Max Enrollment: 17

Enrollment Status: Open*

*Enrollment status information is updated every five minutes. The status of this course may have changed since the last update. Open seats may have restrictions that will prevent some students from registering. Updated: 1:37am 9/18/2019

Meeting Info:

Days: Tuesday

Times: 9:00am - 11:40am



Date Range: 1/21/2020 - 5/5/2020