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Welcome to CS 2610 Fall 2016: Research Topics in Human-Computer Interaction


Class Number: 24889


3 Credits. Two lectures per week.


Overview

CS 2610 Research Topics in Human Computer Interaction (a.k.a. Interface Design and Evaluation) is a broad graduate-level introduction to HCI research. The course covers both seminal work on interactive systems and recent literature of the field. Students will become familiar with important techniques in the design, prototyping, and evaluation of user interfaces; and gain hand-on experience on how to conduct a research project in HCI.

Announcements

  • Homework 3 released. Due: 9:00AM 11/17/2016, 11/1/2016
  • Please reserve a class project meeting with the instructor during the week of 10/10/2016.
  • Homework 2 released. Due: 9:00AM 10/20/2016, 9/28/2016
  • Project Proposal assignment released. Due: 9:00AM 10/6/2016, 9/14/2016
  • Homework 1 released. Due: 9:00AM 9/29/2016, 9/6/2016
  • The class web site is up on 08/10/2016

Schedule

Get readings and post your comments to the discussion page for lecture. (follow link from lecture title)


8/30/2016: Introduction [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Assignments (due by 9:00AM on Thursday September 1): [ Readings ]
Assignments (due by 9:00AM on Thursday September 1): Create a Wiki Account, Course Petition


9/1/2016: Seminal Ideas [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Due: Create a Wiki Account, Course Petition


9/6/2016: Affordance and Conceptual Models [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Assignment: (due by 9:00AM on 9/29/2016) Homework 1


9/8/2016: Human Performance Modeling [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Assignments: Important Readings 1


9/13/2016: Input - Models and Techniques [ Readings ] [ slides ]


9/15/2016: User Interface Toolkits and Adaptive Interfaces [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Assignment: (due by 9:00AM on 10/06/2016) Project Proposal


9/20/2016: Multimodal Interfaces [ Readings ] [ slides ]


9/22/2016: Ubiquitous Computing [ Readings ] [ slides ]


9/27/2016: Design Process and Support Tools [ Readings ] [ slides ]


9/29/2016: Experimental Design [ Readings ]

Due: Homework 1
Assignment: (due by 9:00AM on 10/20/2016) Homework 2


10/04/2016: Mobile Interfaces - 1 [ Readings ] [ slides ]


10/06/2016: Mobile Interfaces - 2 [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Assignment: Class Project Meeting
Due Project Proposal


10/11/2016: Evaluation 1 [ Readings ] [ slides ]


10/13/2016: Evaluation 2 [ Readings ] [ slides ]


10/18/2016: No lecture. Running Monday's schedule for Fall break.

Due: Formal Project Proposal (with intro and related work)


10/20/2016: Tangible Interfaces [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Due: Homework 2


10/25/2016: Midterm


10/27/2016: Intelligent User Interfaces [ Readings ] [ slides ]


11/01/2016: Social Computing 1 [ Readings ] [ slides ]

Assignment: (due by 9:00AM on 11/15/2016) Homework 3


11/03/2016: Intelligent User Interfaces in Education [ Readings ] [ slides ]


11/08/2016: Project Progress Presentation


11/10/2016: Social Computing 2 [ Readings ] [ slides ]


11/15/2016: Guest Lecture by Xiangmin Fan (Scalable Teaching and Learning via Intelligent User Interfaces)

Assignments: Important Readings 1


11/17/2016: Guest Lecture by Carrie Demmans Epp

Assignments: Important Readings 2
Due: Homework 3


11/22/2016: Natural User Interface [ Readings ] [ slides1 slides2 ]


11/24/2016: No Class, Thanksgiving.


11/29/2016: Web Based Interfaces [ Readings ] [ slides1 ]


12/01/2016: Crowd Sourcing and Game With A Purpose [ Readings ] [ slides ]


12/06/2016: Final Project Presentations


12/08/2016: No class


12/9/2016: No Class

Due: Final Project Report

Information

Instructor: Dr. Jingtao Wang

Email : jingtaow (at) cs.pitt.edu

TA: Xiangmin Fan

Email : xiangmin (at) cs.pitt.edu

Class Mailing List : cs2610-fall16 {at} googlegroups.com


Meeting:

  • Lectures: Tuesday, Thursday 11:00AM-12:15PM, SENSQ 5313

Office Hours:

  • Jingtao: SENNSQ 5423, 1:00PM - 2:00PM Tuesday, Thursday
  • TA: SENNSQ 5808, 2:00PM - 4:00PM Tuesday

Textbook: Readings online

Grading Policy

  • 20% Reading Critique
  • 15% Midterm
  • 25% Homework
  • 30% Project
  • 10% Participation, In Class Discussions

Assignments

The majority of the homework in this class will be oriented around the project. Many of these homework assignments will be done in with your project group, but some assignments (or parts of assignments) must be completed individually. We provide a rough schedule of the assignments here (the schedule may change over the course of the semester and we may choose to add or drop assignments).

How to use and edit this wiki

New to wikis? Read the Wiki editing guide.

To contribute to this wiki, you'll need to first create an account. Please use your full name as your user name as in this example. Afterwards, please add some descriptive information about yourself on your personal page -- click your login name (next to the person icon) at the top of the page to access your personal page.

To facilitate discussion we have created the [add comment] button that appears at the bottom of each page. Clicking on the button will allow you to add a comments, ideas or question to the current page. The comments will include your user name and the date in the section heading. Try adding a comment to the discussion page for a lecture.