Human beings have limited cognitive abilities and limited will power.  Because of this, human behavior and decision are often marked by systematic departure from logical, rational ‘norms’.  This course examines how technology and design interacts with and change human behavior, and how human behavior with all its proclivities redefines the status quo of technology and design.  The influence of the dynamics of human interactions in cyber social networks is an example of topics to be explored in this course.  Techniques for prediction and forecasting from users’ perspectives also will be included in the course.