Week Tuesday (Lecture/Studio) Thursday (Lecture/Studio) Thursday (Laboratory)

January 8

Course Introduction

Due: Course Application

Assign: P1 Thoughtless Acts,
P1 Grading Rubric

January 10

Brainstorming and Studio: P1 Discussion

Due: P1 Thoughtless Acts (due in class)

Assign: P2 Shadowboxing,
P2 Grading Rubric

Read: Suri excerpts, Thoughtless acts site, d.school on observing

January 10

CS 247L: Sketching (Bill Verplank)


January 15


Read: Touch vs. In-Air Gestures, Designing Gestures, Proximity Toolkit

January 17

Guest Speaker: Scott Snibbe

January 17

CS 247L: KinectJS Starter Slides; Making Demo Videos

KinectJS Set Up

KinectJS "Hello World" App: A Joint Tracker

KinectJS Cheat Sheet


January 22

P2 Film Festival & Observation

Due: P2 Shadowboxing (due before class)

Assign: P3 Observations,
P3 Grading Rubric

January 24

Guest speaker: Dev Patnaik

January 24

CS 247L

$1 Gesture Recognizer Sandbox (Mouse + Kinect)


January 29

Studio: P3 Brainstorming

Due: P3 Raw Observation & Inteview Materials (bring to class for brainstorming)

January 31

P3 Skits

Due: P3 Observations (documentation due before class, skit due in class)

January 31

CS 247L: Video Prototyping


February 5


Assign: P4 Final Project

Read: What do Prototypes Prototype?

February 7

Studio: P4 Prototyping

February 7

CS 247L: Meet Project Coaches


February 12


February 14

Studio: P4 Wizard of Oz Testing

February 14

CS 247L: Fabrication


February 19

Design Riffs and Evaluation Strategies

February 21

Studio: P4 Demos

February 22

CS 247L: Leap/Kinect Tricks & Debugathon

Kinect SDK Overview


February 26

Guiding Physical Activity

February 28

Studio: P4 Check-Ins

February 28

CS 247L: In lieu of lab, the TAs will be hosting the following additional office hours:

  • Arvind: 2/28, 5-7pm, Gates 3B atrium
  • Vidya: 2/29, 1:30-3:30pm, Gates 3B atrium


March 5

Research in Input and Interaction

March 7

Studio: P4 Check-Ins

March 7

CS 247L: P4 Support Clinic


March 12

Studio: P4 Demos

March 14

Studio: P4 Presentations

March 14

CS 247L: Hackathon!

Final Presentations - Mon 3/18, 6-9pm, d.school


Please feel free to e-mail us at cs247@cs.stanford.edu if you have any questions.