Applies soil mechanics to engineering problems. Soil exploration and sampling. States of plastic equilibrium, bearing capacity, and settlement of foundations. Foundation design, spread footing, mat, piles, and drilled shafts. Lateral earth pressures, retaining walls, and braced excavations.
Familiarizes students with the principles and practice of use- and user-centered design of human-computer interfaces. By the end of the course, students are able to identify, describe, and implement a subset of methods appropriate for requirements gathering, user and task modeling, prototype development, and user test plan development, implementation, and analysis. Additionally, students are able to apply principles in user-centered design to interface design.