Aleksandra Sarcevic, Ph.D.
College of Computing and Informatics, Drexel University
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Aleksandra Sarcevic is an Assistant Professor in the College of Computing and Informatics at Drexel University. Her research interests lie in the areas of computer-supported cooperative work (CSCW), human-computer interaction (HCI) and health informatics. She received her PhD from the School of Communication and Information (SC&I) at Rutgers University.


7 - 12 May, 2016
CHI 2016
San Jose, CA

20 - 23 March 2016
iConference 2016
Philadelphia, PA

27 Feb - 2 Mar, 2016
CSCW 2016
San Francisco, CA


3141 Chestnut Street
Philadelphia, PA 19104
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E: aleksarc [@] drexel dot edu

Introduction to Informatics (INFO 105)

This is a required course for students in the Bachelor of Science in Information Systems (BSIS) and Bachelor of Science in Information Technology (BSIT) programs. It is an introductory course to the field of informatics, with a specific focus on the users of information systems, the information that can be accessed through these systems, and the social and organizational issues associated with the use of these systems. Users are considered in terms of their information needs, communication and information seeking behavior, and information processing capabilities. Information is considered in terms of its structure, properties, and uses. Information systems are considered in terms of their creation, adoption, and impact on people and society.

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

  • Define information and informatics
  • Explain differences in users' information needs and in their information seeking behavior
  • Identify appropriate information technologies for use by a particular user group
  • Explain the process of successful adoption of new technologies
Human-Computer Interaction II (INFO 310)

Introduces the student to design of interactive computer systems. Teaches some of the basic approaches to task analysis, design, and evaluation of interactive computer systems. Applies these design principles in the development of the interface to an interactive computer system.

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

  • Describe the physiological, psychological, and engineering basis of design of interactive computer systems
  • Relate system design decisions to user characteristics
  • Relate system design decisions to the goals of the user population
  • Perform at least one method of interactive system design
  • Understand the relationship between system design and system evaluation
Social and Collaborative Computing (INFO 616)

Examines selected human, social and technical issues and concepts of computer-supported cooperative work, computer-supported collaborative learning and social networking. Topics include: the way that groups work in the networked organization; analysis and design of groupware; social networking and community-learning technologies; and future directions of these technologies. Includes theoretical and research literature on the design of social and collaborative systems.

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

  • Apply collaborative, cooperative and social computing concepts and techniques to analyze potential organizational requirements
  • Apply selected collaboration and social computing systems to meet specific application requirements
  • Evaluate behavioral aspects of collaborative work environments
  • Discuss research literature on social and collaboration computing


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