收到邮件，Coursera"人机交互(Human-Computer Interaction)"公开课已经开课，第一周的视频和课件已经放出，该课由斯坦福大学的教授Scott Klemmer授课，感兴趣的同学尽快注册：
We're now live! We've posted the first week's lectures and slides, the
first two weeks of assignments, and the discussion forum is live.
This week, the first lectures introduce the field of human-computer
interaction and provide a high-level overview of the course. I'll also
provide a whirlwind 'greatest hits' history of HCI and the origins of
graphical interfaces. Next, we dive into techniques for finding design
ideas by engaging users, and you'll use these techniques in the first
Like some other courses, the HCI class will offer two tracks: an
"apprentice" track for those that keep up with lectures and do well on
the quizzes, and a "studio" track for those that also do well on the
project. You don't need to 'pick' a track. The course will
automatically provide you with the right Statement of Accomplishment
that you earn based on the work you submit. For more information about
the track options, and to get started with the course, go to
http://hci-class.org/. The first time you log in, please fill out the
survey because we'd like to get a sense of who you are. It helps us
create the best possible course, and also makes all the students
taking this class more tangible and real. That's personally rewarding
for me. You can fill out the survey at http://hci.st/survey .
A word on logistics. Each week we'll have two deadlines. This first
project assignment will be due on Sunday night (June 3rd) at 11pm PST.
Subsequent projects will be due each sunday evening after that.
Quizzes and peer assessment (of your fellow students ) will be due on
Wednesdays at 11pm. The first quiz/peer assessment deadline will be
Wednesday June 6th. I want to underscore that the peer assessment
feature is brand-new for this course, and enables us to offer you
exciting, open-ended assignments. To make it work, we'll need your
full support and cooperation. It's very important that you take this
part of the course seriously -- it's going to take all of us working
together to make this a success.
And now, the content. At a high level, what I hope you'll get out of
this first week's assignment (and accompanying lectures) is the simple
yet powerful idea that by leaving our desks to observe and interview
people, it's possible to gain some really useful ideas for designing
new kinds of systems, or redesigning existing systems so they better
fit people's goals. It can take some courage to get started, but the
payoff can be huge. I think this first assignment will be a lot of
fun, and I'm really excited to see all the ideas that all of you come
This first assignment gives you a lot of latitude to be really
creative, and so I hope you'll take advantage of it. What unique
things can you find to observe? What creative design insights can you
imagine? Feel free to brainstorm with your fellow students, both in
person and online. The sky's the limit...