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Applied Fabrication Techniques for HCI

Course Information

Course Number

HCI Undergraduate: 05-435
HCI Graduate: 05-835

Course Description

This course will consider how new fabrication techniques such as 3D printing, laser cutting, CNC machining and related computer controlled technologies can be applied to problems in Human-Computer Interaction.  Each offering will concentrate on a particular application domain for its projects. This year the course will consider assistive technology. This course will be very hands-on and skills-oriented, with the goal of teaching students the skills necessary to apply these technologies to HCI problems such as rapid prototyping of new device concepts. To this end… 

Every student in this course will build and take home a 3D printer.

(There will be $400-$500 cost associated with this course to make that possible. Details on this are still to be determined.) 

Enrollment is limited and will be by permission of the instructor only. If you are interested, contact the instructor:

Semester Offered and Units

Semester: Fall
Graduate: 12 units


Scott Hudson