Syllabus

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Date Topic Readings
March 30 Foundations As We May Think, Vannevar Bush, The Atlantic Monthly, July 1945.

Class Application due at 11:59pm

April 1 Ubiquitous Computing
Discussants: Makiko, Kesler Tanner, John Yang-Sammataro
The Computer for the 21st Century, Mark Weiser, Scientific American, September 1991, pp. 94 - 104.
Skinput: Appropriating the Body as an Input Surface, Chris Harrison, Desney Tan, and Dan Morris. CHI 2010.
April 6 Social + Crowd Computing
Discussants: Flavia Grey, Ali Alkhatib, Jessie Duan
Soylent: A Word Processor with a Crowd Inside. Bernstein, M., Little, G., Miller, R.C., Hartmann, B., Ackerman, M., Karger, D.R., Crowell, D., and Panovich, K. In Proc. UIST 2010. ACM Press.
Experimental evidence of massive-scale emotional contagion through social networks Kramer, et al.
NYTimes followup
April 8 Design & Creation
Discussants: Onkur Sen, Ashley Ngu, David Jiang
Getting the Right Design and the Design Right: Testing Many Is Better Than One, Maryam Tohidi, William Buxton, Ronald Baecker, Abigail Sellen CHI 2006.
Webzeitgeist: Design Mining the Web. Ranjitha Kumar, Arvind Satyanarayan, Cesar Torres, Maxine Lim, Salman Ahmad, Scott R. Klemmer, Jerry O. Talton.CHI 2013.
April 10

Project Ideas (Round One) due at 4pm - Submit Online

April 13 Pervasive
Discussants: Emily Guth, Maggie Skortcheva
Activity sensing in the wild: a field trial of ubifit garden. Consolvo et al.
HydroSense: infrastructure-mediated single-point sensing of whole-home water activity. Froehlich, J. E., Larson, E., Campbell, T., Haggerty, C., Fogarty, J., and Patel, S. N. Ubicomp 2009.
April 15 Input
Discussants: Sungjune Jang, Mary Gruen, Jessica Kung
Tangible Bits: Towards Seamless Interfaces between People, Bits and Atoms Hiroshi Ishii and Brygg Ullmer
inFORM: Dynamic Physical Affordances and Constraints through Shape and Object Actuation, Sean Follmer, Daniel Leithinger, Alex Olwal, Akimitsu Hogge, Hiroshi Ishii. UIST 2013. (Video)
Multi-Touch Systems that I Have Known and Loved, Bill Buxton.
April 17

Project Ideas (Round Two) due at 4pm - Submit Online
Project Partners due at 4pm (Looking for teammates?)

April 20 Models
Guest Host: Jeff Shrager
(Michael at CHI)

Discussants: Pat Boonyarittipong, Brian Yang, Dustin Fink
Exploring and Finding Information. Peter Pirolli. Chapter 7: HCI Models, Theories, and Frameworks.
Cognitive Architectures and Cognitive Engineering Models in Human-Computer Interaction. Peter Pirolli.
April 22 Bounded Rationality and Design
Guest Host: Stu Card (Michael at CHI)
Discussants: Sherman Leung, Aaron Brown, Veronica Cruz
Understanding the natural and artificial worlds. Simon, H.A. In The Sciences of the Artificial, Chapter 1. Cambridge, MA: MIT Press. pp. 1-24
Phenomena.. Arthur, W. Brian. In The Nature of Technology, Ch 3. pp. 45-67. New York: Free Press.
April 24

Project Abstract Draft due at 4pm - Submit Online

April 27 Social Computing
Discussants: Justin Lee, Ariel Posner
Using Social Psychology to Motivate Contributions to Online Communities , Gerard Beenen, Kimberly Ling, Xiaoquin Wang, Klarissa Chang, Dan Frankowski. CSCW 2004.
The anatomy of a large-scale social search engine. Damon Horowitz and Sepandar D. Kamvar. WWW 2010.
April 29 Crowdsourcing
Discussants: Weston Gaylord, Page Ive, Helen Anderson
Games with a purpose Luis von Ahn. IEEE Computer, 2006.
Expert Crowdsourcing with Flash Teams Retelny et al.
May 1

Project Abstract Revision due at 4pm - Submit Online

Please sign up for Project Progress Meetings.

May 4 Design Process
Discussants: Ji Park, Jonathan Yan, Lily Sierra
Design-oriented human-computer interaction.Fallman.
Quantifying Visual Preferences Around the World Katharina Reinecke, Krzysztof Z. Gajos.
May 6 Design Tools
Discussants: Kenji Hata, Melissa Johnson
SILK: sketching interfaces like krazy James Landay.
Voyant: Generating Structured Feedback on Visual Designs Using a Crowd of Non-Experts. Anbang Xu, Shih-Wen Huang, Brian P. Bailey. CSCW 2014.
May 11 Research Methods Lecture 1
Methods Exercise, Day 1
May 13 Research Methods Lecture 2
Methods Exercise, Day 2

Project Faire (Round One) at end of class - Submit Online

May 18 Programming
Discussants: Vivian Hare, Kartik Sawhney, Anna Yelizarova
Information Needs in Collocated Software Development Teams Andy Ko
Emergent, Crowd-scale Programming Practice in the IDE. Ethan Fast, Daniel Steffee, Lucy Wang, Joel Brandt, Michael S. Bernstein. CHI 2014.
May 20 Collaboration
Discussants: Matthew Pick, Michael Rogers, Liza Gurtin
Beyond Being There. Jim Hollan and Scott Stornetta. CHI 1992.
Social translucence: an approach to designing systems that support social processes. Tom Erickson and Wendy Kellogg. TOCHI 2000.
May 25 NO CLASS - Memorial Day
May 27 Creativity
Discussants: Tope Olagbemi, Quentin Perrot, Ishita Prasad
Let's Get Together: The Formation and Success of Online Creative Collaborations. Burr Settles and Steven Dow. CHI 2013.
Content-based tools for editing audio stories. Rubin and Agrawala.

Project Faire (Round Two) at end of class - Submit Online

June 1 Visualization
Discussants: Vinamrata Singal, Lawrence Kim, Nikhita Obeegadoo
Information Visualization (Ch. 1), Stuart K. Card, Jock D. Mackinlay, Ben Shneiderman in Readings in Information Visualization: Using Vision to Think, Morgan Kaufmann Publishers, 1999, pp. 1 - 34. (FilmFinder video, Treemap video, book website)
Design Principles for Visual Communication,Maneesh Agrawala, Wilmot Li, and Floraine Berthouzoz
June 3 Critiques of HCI
Discussants: Frances Guo, Aekta Shah
Postcolonial Computing: A Lens on Design and Development, Lilly Irani, Janet Vertesi, Paul Dourish, Kavita Philip, Rebecca E. Grinter
Yesterday's tomorrows: notes on ubiquitous computing's dominant vision Genevieve Bell, Paul Dourish
June 5

Project Papers due at at 11:59pm - Submit Online

June 8

Project Presentations · 8:30am – 11:30am, Littlefield 107


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