Professor Irini Spyridakis Reviews

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Class Ratings

3OK Class
5Very Easy
3Kinda Interesting
4Useful

Prof: Irini Spyridakis / Spring 2021

Aug 27, 2021

Comments on the course

Course has 3 main writing assignments. First two are solo, last one is group. Other writing assignments include several "Reading outlines" and "Journals." For the former you write summaries for the assigned readings, and for the latter you respond to the assigned readings. Keep in mind that the instructor said she lessened the workload for zoom classes, so you may have a greater workload. Course content is very eclectic. Topics range from UI design to diversity in tech, to smart cities and disaster relief. Some of the topics are very useful, such as the UI design and the cross-cultural analysis, but other topics are useless and boring.

Comments on the professor

Lefty-type, as you might expect. Is pro-censorship, anti-white, likes Che Guevara, etc. But she doesn't make it front & center, and encourages discussions in class, so the politics doesn't affect class too much which is quite nice.

Advice

Put effort into it and you should do well. She isn't that strict of a grader. Be sure to keep track of assignment due dates and start early on the major assignments. Don't pull an all-nighter like I did.

Course: HCDE 301Grade: A+Workload: ModerateTextbook Use: No