Human-Computer Interaction

September 22, 2016 - Lecture 1, Week 1

Some Background:

Breaking It Down:

  • Human: Keep in mind that you designing for people.
  • Computer:
  • Interaction: The nexus

Agile

Design – Implementation – Evaluation

Avoiding Local Optima

Be prudent in what features you optimize:

Getting the design right vs. getting the right design
- Some popular HCI literature

Class Format:

In CICC 101: starts at 12:30pm, ends at 1:50pm (or earlier): Tuesdays: Design Lectures* [Design] Thursdays: Code Labs* [Implementation]

In HSS1346 (Sign up on Piazza): Fridays: Studios (Mandatory)+ [Evaluation]

Quarter-Long Design Project

Designs shared weekly in studio

Final Presentations in Week 10

Weekly Friday Studio Ritual

  • Assignments due on Thursdays, 11:59pm (no extensions)
  • In studio, check out your peers’ work
  • Reflect on and self-assess your work
    • THIS IS WHERE THE REAL LEARNING HAPPENS!
      • for reals! learning doesn’t happen by listening to me yammer al; day
  • Attendance is mandatory
  • At least an hour!

Important Notes

  • USE PIAZZA NOT EMAIL
  • Bring a fully-charged laptop to all classes to do the activities and code labs.