CSE/ISE/EST 323 Human Computer Interaction

Semester: Spring 2021
Time: Tue & Thu, 1:15 pm - 2:35 pm
Format: On-line; a Zoom link will be posted in Blackboard.
Instructor: Dr. Xiaojun Bi
                    Office: NCS 161
                    Email: xiaojun [at] cs.stonybrook.edu
Office Hours: TBD

| Important Messages & News | Abstract | Schedule | Textbook | Grading Policy |


Important Messages & News

  • Most of your questions (homework, deadlines, projects, etc.) should be publicly asked on Piazza, so that other students can benefit from the answers.
  • Any personal email to the instructor should include "[CSE/ISE/EST 323]" in the title.
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    Abstract

    This course will provide an overview of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. It will particularly focus on topics related to mobile computing. It will teach you guidelines, principles, methodologies, tools and techniques for analyzing, designing and evaluating user interfaces and interaction techniques. More specifically, this course will include the following topics:

  • Human Information Processing System
  • Interaction Behavior Modeling
  • Computational Interface Design
  • Interface Design Principles and Process
  • Usability Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • User Studies
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    Schedule

    Subject to minor changes throughout the semester.

    Date Topic Note
    2/2 Tue No lecture Snow day
    2/4 Thu Introduction to HCI
    2/9 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 1
    2/11 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 2
    2/16 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 3
    2/18 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 4 Homework 1 release
    2/23 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 5
    2/25 Thu Text Entry Systems- 1 Homework 1 due
    3/2 Tue Text Entry Systems- 2
    3/4 Thu Text Entry Systems- 3
    3/9 Tue Behavioral Economics in HCI Research project title and description (50 - 100 words) due.
    3/11 Thu In-class exam - 1
    3/16 Tue Project Discussion Homework 2 release
    3/18 Thu Affordances, Conceptual Models and Design Principles
    3/23 Tue Evaluation - 1
    3/25 Thu Evaluation - 2
    3/30 Tue Evaluation 3 Homework 2 due
    4/1 Thu Evaluation 4
    4/6 Tue Evaluation 5
    4/8 Thu Trends in Human Computer Interaction-1
    4/13 Tue Trends in Human Computer Interaction-2
    4/15 Thu Project Review Homework 3 release
    4/20 Tue Optimization in Interface Design - 1
    4/22 Thu Optimization in Interface Design - 2
    4/27 Tue In-class exam - 2 Homework 3 due
    4/29 Thu Project Presentations-1
    5/4 Tue Project Presentations-2
    5/6 Thu Summary

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    Textbook

    There is no official textbook. The course content was developed based on the cutting edge research published in the premier HCI conferences such as ACM CHI and UIST, and the following seminal books:

  • The Design of Everyday Things (2013) by Don Norman
  • The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction (1983) by Stuart K. Card, Thomas P. Moran, and Allen Newell
  • Doing Psychology Experiments (7th Edition, 2008) by David W. Martin
  • Grading Policy

    Subject to changes throughout the semester.

  • 30% Two In-class Exams.
          open-book exams.

  • 30% Three Individual Homework Assignments.

  • 35% Two-person or Individual Research Project
         Points breakdown: 35% = execution (15%) + final report (10%) + presentation (10%).
         The presentation is a 3-minute pre-recorded video.

  • 5% Participation
          In class discussions
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