Schedule

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(DMM n = Designing with the Mind in Mind, 2nd Edition, Chapter n)

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

WEEK 1 Date Preparation Topic Assignment
Mon Aug 22 A. Arieff, Solving All the Wrong Problems Introduction
HW1 (including Short Survey) (Out)
Wed Aug 24 Intro to HCI (3 readings total)
[T-Sq]
Human Abilities, Design Thinking
 
WEEK 2
Mon Aug 29 MHP [T-Sq] GOMS, KLM, Fitts’ Law [T-Sq] Project Examples, Mini Design Challenge P0 (Out)
Wed Aug 31 Class Activity: Form Project Teams HW1 (Due)
HW2 (Out)
Fri Sep 2 P0 (Due)
WEEK 3
Mon Sep 5  No Class
Wed Sep 7 Human Abilities, MHP, Fitts’ Law P1 (Out)
WEEK 4
Mon Sep 12 Predictive Modeling: GOMS, KLM
Wed Sep 14
Blomberg, Burrell. Ethnographic Approach
User Research for Design: Ethnography P1 A (Due)
WEEK 5
Mon Sep
19
J. Hernandez , et al. Wearable ESM…[PDF]H. Hutchinson, et al. Technology Probes…[PDF]

Optional:
B. Gaver, et al. Design: Cultural Probes [PDF]
User Research for Design: ESM, Technology Probes
HW2 Part 1 (Due)
Wed Sep 21 No Class: Career Fair
WEEK 6
Mon Sep 26 Review of design guidelines  [T-Sq] Design Principles HW2 Part 2 (Due)
Wed Sep 28 Communicating Design Insights
WEEK 7
Mon Oct 3 Class Activity: Data Analysis
Wed Oct 5 Book Chapter Control, Input
WEEK 8
Mon Oct 10 No Class: Fall Break   
Wed Oct 12 M. Rettig. Prototyping for Tiny Fingers. [ACM link], M. Beaudouin-Lafon, W. Mackay, Prototyping Tools … [T-Sq] Prototyping
Optional: S. Houde, C. Hill. What Do Prototypes Prototype? [link]Smashing Magazine article on sketching
Early feedback surveyP1 B (Due)

HW3 (Out)
WEEK 9
Mon Oct 17 Paper Prototyping Tips,
Class Activity
Prototyping Activity   P2 (Out)
Wed Oct 19 Mark Weiser, The Computer for the 21st century. Sig Mobile july 1999, 3-11. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=329124.329126 Gregory Abowd: Ubiquitous Computing
WEEK 10
Mon Oct 24 P2 Design Activity  HW3 (Due)
Wed Oct 26 Project Feedback
WEEK 11
Mon Oct 31 Sprint Feedback
Wed Nov 2 Topic Papers Topics in HCI: Privacy and Usable Security
WEEK 13
Mon Nov 7 Topic Papers Guest Lecturer: Clint Ziegler on Wearable Technology P2 (Due)
P3 (Out)
Wed Nov 9 Excerpt from Brave NUI World Topics in HCI: NUIs and Multi-Touch Devices HW4 (Out)
WEEK 14
Mon Nov 14 Brianna Tomlinson and and Yunnuo Cheng: Prototyping Tutorial
Wed Nov 16 Topic Papers
Guest Lecturer: Gregory Abowd on Computing on the Body

WEEK 15
Mon Nov 21 No Class  P4 (Out)
Wed Nov 23 No Class
WEEK 16
Mon Nov 28 Topic Papers Topics in HCI: Augmented Reality  
HW4 Due
Wed Nov 30   In-Class Project Feedback P3 (Due)
WEEK 17        
Mon Dec 5    Final Project Presentations:
IPaT (6th Fl. Centurgy Building, next to TSRB)
WEEK 18
Wed Dec 14  New Deadline! P4 (Due)