Human factors and human computer interaction are fascinating academic topic areas that bridge traditional technical and social science disciplines. If you are interested in learning more about these and related topics, there are a number of undergraduate and graduate courses offered at the University of Waterloo that you may be interested in taking. We have listed a number that we know about below. If you know of other relevant courses on campus, please contact me to have them added.
There are also many online resources available in the topic of user interface and interaction design. My favourite one is an e-book, called Designing Interactions, written by the late Bill Moggridge, who co-founded the internationally renowned IDEO design firm and designed the first laptop computer (among many other amazing innovations throughout his career). The website has a collection of one-on-one interviews with interaction design experts from around the world.
Dr. Stacey Scott (firstname.lastname@example.org)