Course Syllabus

In this course, we will learn techniques for designing, building, and evaluating computer interfaces with a human-centered approach. We will learn best practices and known design principles. We cover many of the basics of HCI, engage in a few short design projects, and develop a large team project with individual components. Throughout the semester, graduate students supplement the course material by reading and presenting special topics of interest to them. Coding is required, but is not expressly taught as part of this class; our focus is on the interaction design process. Students must identify the language they will use for their projects and develop their coding skills in that language independently.

The detailed syllabus is provided as a PDF (updated 2015-10-22):

syllabus-UID-2015-3-V09.pages.pdf

As we progress, we will update the information for assignments in Canvas (it is currently imported from last year). See the syllabus for details on grading.

Reading++ assignments:

 

1. Ayman Almjnoony - "Seven Principles to Design for Embodied Sensemaking"

9/14/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2677199.2680577&coll=DL&dl=ACM&CFID=542030502&CFTOKEN=92310790
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2680577&ftid=1527739&dwn=1&CFID=542030502&CFTOKEN=92310790


2. Xiufeng Wang - "Tactile rendering of 3D features on touch surfaces"
9/21/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2501988.2502020
Paper PDF: http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/download?doi=10.1.1.405.6902&rep=rep1&type=pdf


3. Ruth Torres Castillo - "Analyzing play experience sensitivity to input sensor noise in outdoor augmented reality smartphone games"
9/28/2015
Paper Link: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/citation.cfm?doid=2783446.2783570
Paper PDF: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2783570&ftid=1604256&dwn=1&CFID=707233806&CFTOKEN=29762925


4. Richard Stanton - "Building a Birds Eye View: Collaborative Work in Disaster Response"
9/30/2015
Paper Link: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/citation.cfm?doid=2702123.2702313
Paper PDF: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2702313&ftid=1565276&dwn=1&CFID=707233806&CFTOKEN=29762925


5. Jonathan Beck  - "HandiMate: exploring a modular robotics kit for  animating crafted toys."
10/12/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2771839.2771841
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2771841&ftid=1590456&dwn=1&CFID=540540525&CFTOKEN=11578915

6. Abdulaziz Alsharari -  "Social coding in GitHub: transparency and collaboration in an open software repository. ."
10/12/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2145204.2145396&coll=DL&dl=ACM&CFID=542030502&CFTOKEN=92310790
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2145396&ftid=1143748&dwn=1&CFID=542030502&CFTOKEN=92310790


7. Essa Imhed - "Bezel-Tap gestures: quick activation of commands from sleep mode on tablets"
10/14/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2470654.2481421
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2481421&ftid=1368483&dwn=1&CFID=540540525&CFTOKEN=11578915


8. Reema Dsouza  - "Human-to-human interfaces for remote service kiosks: the potential of audiovisual communication"
10/14/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2399016.2399062
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2399062&ftid=1313767&dwn=1&CFID=540540525&CFTOKEN=11578915

9. Ruby Sharma - "Pseudo-pressure detection and its use in predictive text entry on touchscreens"
10/19/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2541016.2541024
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2541024&ftid=1421891&dwn=1&CFID=540540525&CFTOKEN=11578915

10. Sudarshan Karki - "A web interface for 3D visualization and interactive segmentation of medical images"
10/21/2015
Paper Link: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/citation.cfm?doid=2338714.2338722
Paper PDF: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2338722&ftid=1269559&dwn=1&CFID=707233806&CFTOKEN=29762925


11. Hossein Shams- "DigiTaps: eyes-free number entry on touchscreens with minimal audio feedback"
10/26/2015
Paper Link:http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2501988.2502056&coll=DL&dl=ACM&CFID=540540525&CFTOKEN=11578915
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2502056&ftid=1404900&dwn=1&CFID=710987641&CFTOKEN=66905393


12. Shruti Ramaiah - "Making sense of co-creative tangibles through the concept of familiarity"
10/28/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=2399016.2399031
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2399031&ftid=1313741&dwn=1&CFID=540540525&CFTOKEN=11578915


13. Sultan Alharthi  - "Using the Physical Environment to Design Virtual Reality Experiences"
11/2/2015
Paper Link: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/citation.cfm?doid=2702123.2702389
Paper PDF: http://libezp.nmsu.edu:2883/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2702389&ftid=1565185&dwn=1&CFID=707233806&CFTOKEN=29762925


14. Sedigheh Ghorbaniardekani -  "SideWays: A Gaze Interface for Spontaneous Interaction with Situated Displays"
11/4/2015
Paper Link: http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?id=2470775
Paper PDF: http://dl.acm.org/ft_gateway.cfm?id=2470775&ftid=1367164&dwn=1&CFID=709887754&CFTOKEN=81939737

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