CSE 518 Foundations of Human Computer Interaction

Semester: Fall 2020
Time: Tue & Thu, 1:15 pm - 2:35 pm
Zoom link: Will be posted on Piazza prior to the beginning of each class.
Instructor: Dr. Xiaojun Bi
                    Office: NCS 161
                    Email: xiaojun [at] cs.stonybrook.edu

| Important Messages & News | Abstract | Schedule and Reading Assignments | 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 "[CSE518]" 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
  • State-of-the-art Research in HCI
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    Schedule

    Subject to minor changes throughout the semester.

    Date Topic Note
    8/25 Tue Introduction to HCI
    8/27 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 1
    9/1 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 2
    9/3 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 3
    9/8 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 4
    9/10 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 5
    9/15 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 6
    9/17 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 7 Homework 1 released
    9/22 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 8
    9/24 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 9
    9/29 Tue Mobile Text Entry System -1
    10/1 Thu Mobile Text Entry System -2 Homework 1 due
    10/6 Tue Behavioral Economics in HCI
    10/8 Thu Affordances, Conceptual Models and Design Principles
    10/13 Tue In-class Exam - 1
    10/15 Thu Evaluation 1 - Heuristic Evaluation Homework 2 released
    10/20 Tue Evaluation 2 - Controlled Experiments
    10/23 Thu Evaluation 3 - Controlled Experiments
    10/27 Tue Computational Interaction
    10/29 Thu TBD Homework 2 due
    11/3 Tue In-class Exam - 2
    11/5 Thu Tangible and Multi-Modal User Interfaces Homework 3 released
    11/10 Tue Natural User Interfaces
    11/12 Thu Human Computation
    11/17 Tue IUI
    11/19 Thu Mobile Interfaces Homework 3 due
    11/24 Tue No Lecture (Happy Thanksgiving)
    11/26 Thu No Lecture (Happy Thanksgiving)
    12/1 Tue Project Presentations
    12/3 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 (15%) + presentation (5%).

  • 5% Participation
          In class discussions
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