CSE/ISE/EST 323 Human Computer Interaction

Semester: Spring 2022
Time: Monday & Friday, 1:00 pm - 2:20 pm
Format: In-person
Location: EARTH&SPACE 131 WESTCAMPUS
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.
  • Sign-up link at Piazza: piazza.com/stonybrook/spring2022/cseiseest323
  • 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 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
    1/24 Monday Introduction to HCI
    1/28 Friday HCI Modeling - 1
    1/31 Monday HCI Modeling - 2
    2/4 Friday HCI Modeling - 3
    2/7 Monday No lecture. Instructor will host a full-day academic meeting.
    2/11 Friday HCI Modeling - 4
    2/14 Monday HCI Modeling - 5 Homework 1 release
    2/18 Friday Text Entry Systems- 1
    2/21 Monday Text Entry Systems- 2
    2/25 Friday Text Entry Systems- 3
    2/28 Monday Behavioral Economics in HCI Homework 1 due; Research project title and description (50 - 100 words) due.
    3/4 Friday Mid-term Exam
    3/7 Monday Project Discussion
    3/11 Friday Affordances, Conceptual Models and Design Principles
    3/14 Monday Spring Recess
    3/18 Friday Spring Recess
    3/21 Monday Evaluation 1
    3/25 Friday Evaluation 2
    3/28 Monday Evaluation 3 Homework 2 release
    4/1 Friday Evaluation 4
    4/4 Monday Evaluation 5
    4/8 Friday Evaluation 6
    4/11 Monday Evaluation 7 Homework 2 due
    4/15 Friday Evaluation 8 Homework 3 released
    4/18 Monday Trends of HCI Research - 1
    4/22 Friday Trends of HCI Research - 2
    4/25 Monday Optimization in User Interface Design Homework 3 due
    4/29 Friday Research in HCI lab at SBU Project presentation video due
    5/2 Monday Project Presentations
    5/6 Friday 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% Mid-term Exam.
          close-book exam.

  • 30% Three Individual Homework Assignments.

  • 35% Individual Research Project or Close-book Final Exam
         Points breakdown for project: 35% = execution (15%) + final report (10%) + presentation (10%).
         The presentation is a 5-minute pre-recorded video.

  • 5% Participation
          In class discussions
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