Schedule

Check this page frequently throughout the semester–upcoming content and/or schedule details might change.
(DMM = Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition)
(RM = Research Methods in HCI)

WEEK 1 Date Reading Topic Assignment
Mon Jan 11 Introduction, Course Project HW1 (including Short Survey) (Out)
Wed Jan 13 DMM,
Intro to HCI
(3 readings total)
[T-Sq]
UCD,
Human Abilities: Intro to Perception
Fri Jan 15 MHP [T-Sq] Human Abilities: Perception and Cognition
 
WEEK 2
Mon Jan 18 Martin Luther King Jr. Day
Wed Jan 20 API presentation (Arash)
HW1 (Due)
P0 (Out)
Fri Jan 22 Sketching and Storyboard Guides (for HW2) [T-Sq] Class Activity: Form Project Teams
Campus closed due to weather
WEEK 3
Mon Jan 25 Sketching and Storyboard Guides (for HW2) [T-Sq] Class Activity: Form Project Teams HW2 (Out)
Wed Jan 27 Review of design guidelines  [T-Sq], Hierarchical Task Analysis [T-Sq] Project Review, User-Centered Design Principles/Heuristics P1 (Out)
Fri Jan 29 Blomberg, Burrell. Ethnographic Approach…[T-Sq], Mander, Sullivan, and Wong. A “Pile” Metaphor…[ACM CHI '92] Project Review (Cont.), User Research Methods: Ethnography  P0 (Due)
WEEK 4
Mon Feb 1 RM 8 [T-Sq] User Research Methods: Ethnography (Cont.), Interviews Optional: Rapid Contextual Design Ch. 3-5 [T-Sq], Reading and Interpreting Ethnography. P. Dourish [T-Sq]
Wed Feb 3 User Research Methods: Interviews (Cont.)
Optional:  Understanding Your Users 2nd ed. Ch. 9 [T-Sq]
P1 A (Due)
Fri Feb 5 Grade Status, Project Feedback
WEEK 5
Mon Feb 8 User Research Methods (Diary Studies, Card Sorting, Experience Sampling)

Optional: Experience sampling for building predictive user models: a comparative study. A. Kapoor and E. Horvitz. In Proc  CHI ’08 [ACM link]
HW2 Part 1 (Due)
Wed Feb 10 Self-Report Metrics [T-Sq], Excerpt from Observing the User Experience [T-Sq] User Research Methods (Survey Design)
Fri Feb 12 Project Feedback, User Research Needed for P1B  
WEEK 6
Mon Feb 15 Video: Nightline feature on IDEO [T-Sq] Design Thinking, Communicating Design Insights
HW2 Part 2 (Due)
Wed Feb 17 M. Rettig. Prototyping for Tiny Fingers. [ACM link], M. Beaudouin-Lafon, W. Mackay, Prototyping Tools … [T-Sq] PrototypingOptional: S. Houde, C. Hill. What Do Prototypes Prototype? [link] HW3 (Out)
Fri Feb 19 Holtzblatt et al. Rapid Contextual Design (Rapid CD), Ch. 8. [T-Sq] Class Activity: Data Analysis (Bring all data you have about your users, their tasks, and the environment in which they are being studied.) 
WEEK 7
Mon Feb 22 Workshop Handout Class Activity: HW3 Design/Sketching Workshop Handout and Class SlidesOptional: Smashing Magazine article on sketching  
Wed Feb 24 Class Activity: HW3 Paper Prototype Workshop P1 B (Due)
P2 (Out)
Fri Feb 26 Useful tips [T-Sq] and Workshop Handout
[T-Sq]
Class Activity: Useful tips [T-Sq] and Workshop Handout
[T-Sq]
WEEK 8
Mon Feb 29 Prototyping Tools Tutorial and Resources
(Yuno and KP)
  
Wed Mar 2 GOMS, KLM, Fitts’ Law [T-Sq] Technology Probes
Usability Evaluation: Modeling Human Performance
HW3 (Due)
Fri Mar 4  
Experiment Design in HCI [T-Sq], RM [T-Sq]
Usability Evaluation
WEEK 9
Mon Mar 7 Class Activity: P2 Design Sprint
Wed Mar 9 Guest Lecture: Richard Henneman, MS HCI Program
Fri Mar 11 Prototyping Tutorial (Arash Presenting) P2 (Due)
WEEK 10
Mon Mar 14 Prototyping Tutorial (Cont.) Usability Evaluation (Cont.)  P3 (Out)
Wed Mar 16 Sample Midterm Review/Prep for Midterm
Fri Mar 18   MIDTERM EXAM
WEEK 11
M-F Mar 21-25 Spring Break
WEEK 12
Mon Mar 28 Midterm Results, P3 Activity HW4 (Out)
Wed Mar 30 No Class
Fri Apr 1 Project Feedback
WEEK 13
Mon Apr 4 Excerpt from Brave NUI World NUIs and Multi-Touch Devices, Control, Input
Wed Apr 6 Papers Computing on the Body  HW4 (Due)
Fri Apr 8 Presentation Template Approach 1 and Approach 2 Computing on the Body, Preparing for P3 Presentations (Yuno)
WEEK 14
Mon Apr 11 Papers Computing on the Body (cont.)
Wed Apr 13 Papers Augmented Reality, Wearable Technology
Fri Apr 15 Project Feedback P4 (Out)
WEEK 15
Mon Apr 18 P3 Presentations (Teams 1-6) P3 (Due)
Wed Apr 20 P3 Presentations (Teams 7-12)
Fri Apr 22 Class Activity led by Betsy DiSalvo and Thema Monroe-White
WEEK 16
Mon Apr 25 P3 Presentations (Teams 13-18)   P4 (Due)
Wed Apr 27   No Class – Reading Period
Fri Apr 29 No Class – Finals Begin
WEEK 17        
Mon-Fri May 2-6   No Class – Finals Week