Do I have to come to studios?
Yes, studio attendance is mandatory. Please do not take the class if you cannot come to
Will there be an attendance check?
Each class will start with a quick nanoquiz, which asks simple questions about what you
read or watched before coming to class. These questions will be extremely simple and easy
-- more like an attendance check rather than problem solving.
I'm not a CS student. Can I take the course?
Yes, as long as you meet the prerequisites.
I'm a gradudate student. Can I take the course?
Unfortunately, no. Please check out the upcoming grad-level HCI class to be offered in the
Can I audit the course?
Please talk to Prof. Kim in person during the first week of class.
What's the course load like?
This will be a course that will have reading / video materials for every class, weekly milestones
for your projects, and a few assignments throughout the semester. Please expect a continuous
workload. On the positive side, since there are no big deadlines or exams, you're not likely
to pull an all-nighter. Overall, we expect the total workload to be equivalent to other 3-unit
The course seems to require active participation during class, but my English isn't quite
good. Maybe I shouldn't take it?
We recognize that a vast majority of students won't be comfortable with speakinng English.
But active participation isn't really about how good your English is. It's more about your
engagement with the class material. We will also try to lower the partipation barrier for
students with low English fluency.