Input techniques, tangible and haptic interaction, multimodal interaction, ubiquitous computing and information flows, surface computing, information visualization, use experience and usability engineering, ethnographical design, computer-supported cooperative work.
This research area is associated with the HCD 6820 course (also given as CSE 5800) that is usually given during the Fall term, and covers the following topics:
Fall 2012: Mondays, 5pm-7:45pm, HCDi conference room, Commons (3rd floor)
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Teaching Media and Delivery Methods
During this course graduate students will have to read and discuss papers that will be given at least one week prior to each live session. They will also have a term-long project that will be incrementally assessed. For each live session, the instructor will provide a one-hour lecture on the current topic and two hours will be allocated to discuss the papers. Each student will be asked to lead one class discussion; he or she will be called the discussant.
Class preparation and participation is very important and each student will be evaluated according to specific criteria. Each week, paper critiques will be reviewed for all students. The day a student will be the discussant, he or she will be evaluated on the basis of his or her ability to engage the other students in the discussion, to raise interesting and hard questions (based on the readings), to elicit the crucial points from the readings, to facilitate the participation of the other students in the discussion. Paper critiques (reading assignments) will be submitted the day before the related live session. Students will be required to do all the requested readings.
Lectures will be formally given using slides (video projection) and black/white board text and graphic presentations. Movies may be projected. At the end of each live session a small exercise will be given to make theoretical concepts more concrete and applicable.
Grading Weights by Course Element
All live session have the same weight, i.e., students are required to be present for all live sessions (the list of participant students will be made at the beginning of each session).
The various labs of the Human-Centered Design Institute of FIT can be used.
Design and evaluation of advanced interaction media software will be carried out in the form of a team-building exercise. Group homework will be required for this part of the course. Evaluation will be based on the strength of the problem to be solved, the way the problem is actually solved using HMI knowledge and personal skills, explanation of ideas, motivation and related work.
Texts and References
Student Materials Beyond Texts, References, and Common Student Materials
Course handouts might be distributed before each live session (typically one week before).