CSE 518 Foundations of Human Computer Interaction

Semester: Fall 2022
Time: Monday and Wednesday, 10:30AM - 11:50AM
Location: New Computer Science Bldg 120
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

  • 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
    8/22 Mon Introduction to HCI
    8/24 Wed Human Performance Modeling - 1
    8/29 Mon Human Performance Modeling - 2
    8/31 Wed Human Performance Modeling - 3
    9/5 Mon Labor Day; no lecture
    9/7 Wed Human Performance Modeling - 4
    9/12 Mon Human Performance Modeling - 5
    9/14 Wed Human Performance Modeling - 6
    9/19 Mon Human Performance Modeling - 7 Homework 1 released
    9/21 Wed Human Performance Modeling - 8
    9/26 Mon Mobile Text Entry System -1
    9/28 Wed Mobile Text Entry System -2
    10/3 Mon Behavioral Economics in HCI Homework 1 due
    10/5 Wed Affordances, Conceptual Models and Design Principles
    10/10 Mon Fall break; no lecture
    10/12 Wed TBD
    10/17 Mon Evaluation 1 - Heuristic Evaluation Homework 2 released
    10/19 Wed Evaluation 2 - Controlled Experiments
    10/24 Mon Evaluation 3 - Controlled Experiments
    10/26 Wed Evaluation 4 - Controlled Experiments
    10/31 Mon Evaluation 5 - Controlled Experiments Homework 2 due
    11/2 Wed Evaluation 6 - NASA TLX; Progress Report on Project
    11/7 Mon Tangible and Multi-Modal User Interfaces
    11/9 Wed Natural User Interfaces
    11/14 Mon Guest Lecture
    11/16 Wed Human Computation and Computational Interaction Homework 3 released
    11/21 Mon TBD
    11/23 Wed No Lecture (Happy Thanksgiving)
    11/28 Mon TBD
    11/30 Wed Project Presentations Homework 3 due
    12/5 Mon 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.

  • 20% Mid-term Exam.
          Close-book Exam.

  • 30% Three Individual Homework Assignments.

  • 20% Individual Research Project
         Points breakdown for project: 20% = execution (10%) + final report (5%) + presentation (5%).

  • 25% Final Exam
         Close-book Exam

  • 5% Participation
          In class discussions
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