Schedule

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Section 1: Theories, Principles, and Methods in Human–Computer Interaction

WEEK 1 Date Reading Topic Assignment
Mon Jan 9 Introduction, Course Project HW1 (Out)
Wed Jan 11 Project Examples  
Fri Jan 13 Short Survey (Due)
WEEK 2
Mon Jan 16   No Class: Martin Luther King Jr. Day 
Wed Jan 18 Class Activity: Form Project Teams P0 (Out)
HW1 (Due)

WEEK 3
Mon Jan 23 GOMS, KLM [T-Sq]

MHP [T-Sq],
MHP Elaboration [T-Sq] (Optional)

S Mac Kenzie, Fitts’ Law [T-Sq]

Human Abilities, Modeling Interaction (1 of 2): Predictive Approaches HW2 (Out)
Wed Jan 25 S Mac Kenzie, Human Factor [T-Sq] (Optional)

Blomberg, Burrell. Ethnographic Approach…[T-Sq]


User Research: Ethnography and Contextual Inquiry
P1 (Out)
Fri Jan 27 P0 (Due)
WEEK 4
Mon Jan 30 J. Hernandez, et al. Wearable ESM…[ACM]

H. Hutchinson, et al. Tech. Probes [ACM]

User Research: ESM, Technology Probes 
Wed Feb 1 Kim, Ghovanloo, Tongue Enables Computer and Wheelchair Control… [T-Sq] (Optional) Guest Lecture by Maysam Ghovanloo, PhD 
WEEK 5
Mon Feb 6 R. Proctor, T. Van Zandt, Perception of Objects…
[T-Sq] (for HW2)
Guest Lecture by Betsy DiSalvo, PhD on Participatory Design  P1 A Due
Wed Feb 8 Dumais et al., Understanding User Behavior…  [T-Sq]
User Research: Log Analyses
WEEK 6
Mon Feb 13 Guest Lecture by Ellen Zegura, PhD
HW2 Discussion
Wed Feb 15 Design Thinking, Affinity Diagrams HW3 (Out)

Participation Summary Out (See T-Square Assignments)

WEEK 7
Mon Feb 20 Affinity notes template [T-Sq] (for HW3) Communicating Design Insights: Personas, Scenarios
Divergent Thinking
HW2 (Due)
Wed Feb 22 K. Holtzblatt. Building an affinity diagram… [T-Sq] Class Activity:
Affinity Diagram Activity

Participation Summary Due on Friday, Feb 24th  (See T-Square Assignments
WEEK 8
Mon Feb 27 M. Rettig. Prototyping for Tiny Fingers. [ACM link]M. Beaudouin-Lafon, W. Mackay, Prototyping Tools [T-Sq] Prototyping, WoZ Studies

S. Houde, C. Hill. What Do Prototypes Prototype? [link] (Optional)

Wed Mar 1 Popular Design Principles and Guidelines [T-Sq] Prototyping (cont.) Design Principles P1B (Due)
WEEK 9
Mon Mar 6 Guest Lecture by Dick Henneman, PhD: Evolution of UX HW3 (Due)
Wed Mar 8 Design and Prototyping Activity

Prepare for In-Class Sprint next week (Tips)
HW4 (Out)

WEEK 10
Mon Mar 13 Prototyping Tutorial: Framer.js  P1C (Due)
Wed Mar 15   Sprint Feedback  P2 (Out)
WEEK 11
M-F Mar 20-24 Spring Break
WEEK 12
Mon Mar 27 Topic Papers Computing on the Body, Wearable Technology
Wed Mar 29 Excerpt from Brave NUI World [T-Sq] NUIs and Multi-Touch Devices

 

Section 2: Research Topics in Human-Computer Interaction

WEEK 13
Mon Apr 3 Topic Papers Topics in HCI: Privacy and Usable Security
Wed Apr 5 Topic Papers 3D UIs and Augmented Reality
WEEK 14
Mon Apr 10 Experimental Research in HCI [T-Sq] Usability Evaluation (1 of 2) Modeling Interaction (2 of 2) P2 (Due)P3 (Out)
Wed Apr 12 Survey Research in HCI [T-Sq] Usability Evaluation (2 of 2)
Survey Design
 HW4 (Due)
WEEK 15
Mon Apr 17 Topic Papers Topics in HCI: Crowdsourcing
Wed Apr 19 In-Class Project Feedback
WEEK 16
Mon Apr 24   Poster / Demo Session in TSRB Banquet Hall   P3 (Due)
Wed Apr 26 No Class: Reading Period