People are social creatures and the modern Internet reflects that. Technology has made collaboration at a distance possible in new ways that present their own set of challenges. This course will introduce you to the major challenges and opportunities for creating online communities. What does the future hold? Learn how social computing can create collaboration experiences that go beyond what’s possible face to face.
社交计算（Social Computing） is course 3 of 8 in the Interaction Design Specialization.
You will learn how to design technologies that bring people joy, rather than frustration. You’ll learn how to generate design ideas, techniques for quickly prototyping them, and how to use prototypes to get feedback from other stakeholders like your teammates, clients, and users. You’ll also learn principles of visual design, perception, and cognition that inform effective interaction design.
Week 1 Connecting People through Technology
The Many Ways that People Interact Online
Assignment: Coordination Online & IRL
Week 2 Challenges & Opportunities of Collaboration Online
Assignment: Compare, Contrast, and Cross-Pollinate
Week 3 Crowdsourcing
By the People, For the People
Quiz: Cumulative Quiz