About CMU and HCII
The Human-Computer Interaction Institute (HCII) is a department housed in the School of Computer Science at Carnegie Mellon University. Drawing on research in the fields of design, computer science, and the behavioral sciences, the HCII takes an interdisciplinary approach to creating technology that supports and advances human endeavors. The Masters in HCI (MHCI) program is a 12-month, three semester, graduate program where students learn the fundamentals of programming, design, and research methods. In the second and third semesters of the program, we have the opportunity to apply the methods and skills we have learned in a capstone project. This book is the culmination of the first semester of the capstone project.