Nicola Dell is an Assistant Professor at the Jacobs Technion-Cornell Institute at Cornell Tech. Her research spans Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and Information and Communication Technologies for Development (ICTD) with a focus on designing, building, and evaluating novel computing systems that improve the lives of underserved populations in low-income regions. 

Nicola’s research and outreach activities have been recognized through several awards and fellowships, including a Graduate Facebook Fellowship and a Google Anita Borg Scholarship. 

She was born in Zimbabwe and received a B.Sc. in Computer Science from the University of East Anglia (UK) in 2004, an M.S. and Ph.D. in Computer Science and Engineering from the University of Washington in 2011 and 2015 respectively.


HCI & Design

Credits 3.0

This course teaches Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) and design theory and techniques. Methods for designing, prototyping, deploying and evaluating user interfaces to computing applications will be imparted, along with the basics of visual design, graphic design and interaction design. The class will also cover understanding human capabilities, interface technology, interface design methods, prototyping tools and interface evaluation tools and techniques.