CS-839 Building Interactive Systems

Graduate Course, Department of Computer Sciences, University of Wisconsin-Madison, 2023

Building Interactive Systems introduces graduate students in computer science to core topics, methods, and principles related to building systems that interact with people. Students learn from lectures; reading seminal and state-of-the-art papers on interactive systems; completing in-class and take-home assignments; and engaging a semester-long team project. The course covers approaches, methods, devices, and algorithms for user sensing, decision making, and system behavior, integrating methods from machine learning, computer vision, robotics, and human-computer interaction.

The course integrates three modules: LEARN + HACK+ INTEGRATE: LEARN provides students with an overview of each topic through lecture, readings, and multimedia material prior to and during class; HACK enables students to gain hands-on experience with the topic through a structured group activity, starting in class and resulting in an assignment submission; and INTEGRATE involves student teams to bring components together to design, build, demonstrate, and evaluate an integrated interactive system.

See the course site for the latest (and first) offering of Building Interactive Systems (Spring 2023).

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