Why are things so hard to use these days? Why doesn’t this thing I just bought work? Why is this web site so hard to use? Why is the phone app so confusing? Why are users not liking my design? Why is my app not getting popular? These are frustrations that we have all faced from systems not designed with people in mind. The question this course will focus on is: how can we design human-centered systems that people find useful and usable? This course is an introduction to designing, prototyping, and evaluating user interfaces. If you can take only one course in Human-Computer Interaction, this is the course for you.
Prof. Ponnurangam Kumaraguru ("PK") Associate Professor, is currently the Hemant Bharat Ram Faculty Research Fellow at the Indraprastha Institute of Information Technology (IIIT), Delhi, India. PK is the Founding Head of Cybersecurity Education and Research Centre (CERC). PK is one of ACM India Eminent Speakers. He received his Ph.D. from the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University (CMU). His research interests include Privacy, e-Crime, Online Social Media, and Usable Security, in particular, these days he has been dabbling with complex networked systems (e.g. social web systems like Twitter, Facebook, and telephone logs). Government of India has been funding PK for the last 6 years for studying Online Social Media, he manages research projects of about 2 Crores INR. PK has received research funds from Government of India, National Science Foundation (NSF), USA, industry bodies in India, and International funding agencies. He is part of multiple advising roles in the Government of India on the topic of Online Social Media. He frequently speaks about Privacy and Security in Online Media at various Government of India organisations, private industry. He helped create one of the first conference focussed online on Online Social Networks, Conference on Online Social Networks (COSN) cosn.acm.org. He is serving as a PC member in prestigious conferences like WWW, AsiaCCS, and ICWSM and he is also serving as a reviewer for International Journal of Information Security and ACM's Transactions on Internet Technology (TOIT). PK\u2019s Ph.D. thesis work on anti-phishing research at Carnegie Mellon University has contributed in creating an award winning start-up Wombat Security Technologies wombatsecurity.com. PK founded and manages PreCog, precog.iiitd.edu.in a research group at IIIT-Delhi focused on Online Social Media.