Info C262

Theory and Practice of Tangible User Interfaces

4 units

Course Description

This course will explore the theory and practice of Tangible User Interfaces, a new approach to HCI which focuses on the physical interaction with computational media. The topics covered in the course include:

  • Theoretical framework of Tangible User Interfaces
  • Design examples of Tangible User Interfaces
  • Enabling technologies for Tangible User Interfaces

Students will design and develop experimental Tangible User Interfaces, applications, underlying technologies, and theories using concept sketches, posters, physical mockups, working prototypes, and a final project report. The course will have 3 hours of lecture and 1 hour of laboratory per week.

This course is cross-listed as New Media C262.

Previously listed as Info 290: Theory and Practice of Tangible User Interfaces. Students who completed INFO 290 section 4 in Fall 2008 will receive no credit for Info 262.



Requirements Satisfied

MIMS: Technology Requirement
Ph.D. Breadth — Engineering and Design
Ph.D. Major/Minor Areas — Human-Computer Interaction

Last updated:

August 1, 2023