Human Computer Interaction and Emerging Technologies – BMIS 580

CG • Section 8WK • 11/08/2019 to 04/16/2020 • Modified 07/28/2020

Course Description

This course addresses emerging technologies, how they evolve, and how to identify them. Topics covered in the course include accuracy of past forecasts and how to improve them, international perspectives on emerging technologies, future organizational and customer trends, and forecasting methodologies. It further explores human characteristics and their impacts on developing human-centered information systems. Finally, emerging trends in human interaction with mobile applications, internet applications, social networking technology, cloud computing, and stand-alone applications will be explored.


BMIS 510 and 520


The purpose of this course is to provide the student with an overview of emerging technologies in the IT sector, including social media. Additionally, this course explores the human aspects and characteristics of technology; specifically, this course explores how humans interact with computer systems. This course provides the student with a foundation for recognizing emerging technologies and for designing HCI and GUI systems that are useful in a business setting.

Measurable Learning Outcomes

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to:

  1. Integrate biblical principles within developing technologies.
  2. Classify emerging developments in management information systems.
  3. Critique methodology used to construct trends in business technologies.
  4. Diagram historical technology forecasts and outcomes.
  5. Design an application using justifiable human-computer action theory.

Course Assignment

Textbook readings and lecture presentations

Course Requirements Checklist

After reading the Course Syllabus and Student Expectations, the student will complete the related checklist found in Module/Week 1.

Discussion Board Forums (3)

Discussion Boards are collaborative learning experiences. Therefore, the student is required to write a thread in response to the provided prompt for each forum. Each thread must be 500 words and must demonstrate course-related knowledge. Each thread must contain at least 2 citations in current APA format. In addition to the thread, the student is required to reply to 2 other classmates’ threads and each reply must be 150 words. Each reply must also contain at least 2 citations in current APA format. Acceptable references or sources include the textbooks, the Bible, and peer-reviewed journal articles.

Emerging Technologies (3)

The student will write three 5-page research-based papers in current APA format each focusing on emerging technologies. Title pages and reference pages do not count toward the page requirement. The papers must include at least 5 peer-reviewed references in addition to the course textbooks and the Bible.

Course Project

The course project will assess the student’s ability to solve a complex Information System (IS) problem/challenge in an IS context of his/her interest. A specific focus of the project will be placed on Human Computer Interaction (HCI). In addition to HCI, this course project will assist the student in preparation for the MSIS capstone course. The course project consists of 6 phases/assignments: Project Proposal, Literature Review, Research Questions (RQ) / Scope / Business Case / Charter, WBS with Costs, Wireframe / Storyboard / Prototype / GUI, and Testing & Deployment.