This course is an advanced survey of HCI research. We cover foundations and frontiers: seminal work on interactive systems, and recent advances. Core topics include interaction, social computing, and design; breadth topics include AI+HCI, media tools, programming tools, and accessibility.

Topics include ubiquitous computing, social computing, design tools+methods, AI+HCI, programming user interfaces, collaboration, and accessibility.

We read two papers per class. You will submit paper commentaries by 5:00pm the evening before each class, to prepare for our discussion.

Once during the quarter, you will help us lead the discussion on that day's readings. Read all student commentaries before class, create a summary, and prepare a meta-commentary on main themes. Peer assess all student commentaries.

In this course, you and two partners will complete a research project with the goal of submitting it as a poster or late-breaking work to a top-tier HCI venue.

For undergraduates or masters students in CS or SymSys, earning an A- or better in CS147 or CS247 is a prerequisite. All graduate and PhD students from other departments are welcome. We expect attendance and active participation during lecture and discussion.


Wednesday and Friday, 1:30pm to 2:50pm
Littlefield 107

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