Aligned ECS Units:

The following ECS units are addressed in Unit 2 of this guidebook:

    In this unit will be introduced to fundamental notions of Human Computer Interaction (HCI) and ergonomics. Students will learn that “intelligent” machine behavior is not “magic” but is based on algorithms applied to useful representations of information, including large data sets.

Unit Overview:

In this unit, students will engage the following practices:

  • Creating avatars using the AIRvatar system
  • Engaging in an introductory discussion on HCI topics
  • Running an activity on finding and critically assessing available avatar creators
  • Discussing connections among social, economical and cultural contexts

Activities in this Unit

  1. Introduction to Computing Virtual Identities
  2. Developing Front & Back End Virtual Identities