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Nov 26 Project part 4 (P4) is available in section Homework below. Demos on December 9 and 10 (as scheduled - see Lecture 29) and source code sent by email by Wednesday December 11, at 11:59 pm.
Nov 26 The course paper handout (for CS 620 students only!) is available in section Homework below. Deadline is Monday December 16, 2019, at 11:59 pm.
Aug 26 The classroom for this course is PE-107.

Textbooks

[Schneiderman et al 2017] Ben Schneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen, Steven Jacobs, Niklas Emquist, Nicholas Diakopoulos, Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 6th Edition, Addison-Wesley, 2017, ISBN 978-0134380384 [DTUI]

[Don Norman 2013] Don Norman, The Design of Everyday Things: Revised and Expanded Edition, Basic Books, 2013, ISBN 978-0465050659 [DOET]

Teaching team

Instructor: Dr. Sergiu Dascalu
Teaching Assistant: Andrew Munoz (amunoz24 at nevada.unr.edu), Master student

Lectures

Lecture 01 (Aug 26): Course syllabus [ppt] and [pdf]
Lecture 02 (Aug 28): Students' introduction
Lecture 03 (Sep 04): HCI videos, overview of A#1, and Chapter 1 DTUI
Lecture 04 (Sep 09): Examples from baddesigns.com and Chapter 2 DTUI
Lecture 05 (Sep 11): Chapter 2 continued and overview of A#2; draw for presentations order CS 620
Lecture 06 (Sep 16): Chapter 3 DTUI; draw for presentations order CS 420
Lecture 07 (Sep 18): More on A#2; Chapter 3 DTUI continued and Chapter 1 DOET [pptx]
Lecture 08 (Sep 23): Student presentations Chapter 4 DTUI by Alexis T, Adam, Nick, Ari, and Nikk
Lecture 09 (Sep 25): Student presentations Chapter 5 DTUI by Mounica, Hudson, Neil, Brianna, and Simon
Lecture 10 (Sep 30): Student presentations Chapter 7 DTUI [pptx] by Lee, Richard, Natalie, Robert, Ethan, and Ryan
Lecture 11 (Oct 02): Individual HCI study - presentation and project preparation
Lecture 12 (Oct 07): Student presentations Chapter 8 DTUI [pptx] by Amberly, Alexis D, Brandon F, Terra and Ben
Lecture 13 (Oct 09): Chapter 2 DOET [pptx]; On midterm 1; On project P1
Lecture 14 (Oct 14): Student presentations Chapter 10 DTUI [large file] by Tim, Nick J, Sherman, Bryan, and Gunner
Lecture 15 (Oct 16): Student presentations Chapter 11 DTUI [pptx] by Derek, Mike, Miles, Matthew, and Erik
Lecture 16 (Oct 21): P2 prep [slides 1] and [slides 2]. Links for personas [website] and [video]; scenarios [link]; and [example from past HCI class].
Lecture 17 (Oct 23): Midterm 1
Lecture 18 (Oct 28): Student presentations Chapter 12 DTUI [pptx] by Kurtis, Gianni, Alex, Leah, and Cardayell
Lecture 19 (Oct 30): Midterm 2 preparation; P3 handout [pdf] and preparation slides [pptx]; and P3 examples from past projects [sample 1] and [sample 2] (note that these samples could be improved).
Lecture 20 (Nov 04): Student presentations Chapter 15 DTUI [pptx] by Jake, Chris, Amanda, Will, and Brandon M
Lecture 21 (Nov 06): P3 preparation continued; and Chapter 4 DOET [pptx]
Lecture 22 (Nov 13): On project part 4 [pdf]; and HCI: The Rearview Mirror and the Road Ahead
Lecture 23 (Nov 18): Student presentations (project): [T18], [T11], [T14], [T07], [T03]
Lecture 24 (Nov 20): Midterm 2
Lecture 25 (Nov 25): Student presentations (project): [T06], [T15], [T19], [T09], [T05]
Lecture 26 (Nov 27): Chapter 16 DTUI [pptx]
Lecture 27 (Dec 02): Student presentations (project): [T10], [T17], [T16], [T12], [T01]
Lecture 28 (Dec 04): Student presentations (project): [T08], [T04], [T13], [T02], [T20]
Lecture 29 (Dec 09-10): Project demos on 12/09 and 12/10
MON Dec 09
  • 01:00 pm T15
  • 01:30 pm T09
  • 02:00 pm T11
  • 02:30 pm T08
  • 03:00 pm T07
  • 05:30 pm T12
  • 06:00 pm T06
  • 06:30 pm T10
  • 07:00 pm T05
  • 07:30 pm T17

    TUE Dec 10
  • 11:00 am T01
  • 11:30 am T19
  • 03:00 pm T20
  • 03:30 pm T18
  • 04:30 pm T04
  • 05:00 pm T16
  • 05:30 pm T14
  • 06:00 pm T13
  • 06:30 pm T02
  • 07:00 pm T03

    Homework

    Paper: CS 620 students only! [pdf]. Due Monday December 16 at 11:59 pm.
    Project Part 4: [pdf]. Demos with the instructor as scheduled on Dec 9 and 10, source code sent by email by Wednesday December 11 at 11:59 pm.
    Project Part 3: [pdf]. Due (date changed) Friday November 15, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
    Project Part 2: [pdf]. Due Friday November 1, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
    Project Part 1: [pdf]. Due Saturday October 19, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
    Assignment 3: [pdf]. Due (extended) Tuesday October 8, 2019 at 11:59 pm.
    Assignment 2: [pdf]. Due Tuesday September 24 at 11:59 pm.
    Assignment 1: [pdf]. Due Friday September 13 at 11:59 pm.

    Tests

    Midterm exam 2: Wednesday November 20. The study required is available [here]. A sample test from the past is provided [here] -- but note that another eddition of the DTUI textbook was used, so MOST questions in this sample are outdated.
    Midterm exam 1: Wednesday October 23. The updated complete study required is available [here]. A sample test from the past is provided [here] -- but note that another edtion of the DTUI textbook was used, so a couple of questions in this sample are outdated.

    Project Teams

    Team 01: Brianna, Nikk
    Team 02: Chris, Nick J
    Team 03: Nick H, Bryan
    Team 04: Amberly, Kurtis, Simon
    Team 05: Amanda, Sherman, Richard
    Team 06: Cardayell, Mike
    Team 07: Gianni, Erik, Alex
    Team 08: Terra, Derek
    Team 09: Gunner, Lee, Matthew
    Team 10: Robert, Ethan
    Team 11: Leah, Natalie, Will
    Team 12: Ben, Miles
    Team 13: Jake, Tim, Alexis D.
    Team 14: Brandon F, Brandon M, Ryan
    Team 15: Alexis T
    Team 16: Mounica
    Team 17: Adam
    Team 18: Ari
    Team 19: Hudson
    Team 20: Neil

    Selected videos

  • Hans Rosling on Debunking Third-World Myths ...
  • Honda ASIMO Conducts the Detroit Symphony Orchestra
  • Sketch Furniture by Front
  • MIT Sketching
  • High-Speed Robot Hand
  • Human Interaction Connection
  • Effective Information Visualization
  • Climate Change Information Visualization
  • Wordle Tutorial
  • Project LifeLike - Computer Interfaces that Learn
  • Carnegie Melon's Alice
  • New Integrated Flight Control System
  • CAVE 1993
  • Cloud Computing
  • Operating Systems for Cloud Computing
  • Cloud Computing Apps
  • Mobile Fitness Coaching from Experts
  • BMW Augmented Reality
  • Grady Booch's Why Engineering?
  • Grady Booch's Smarter Products for a Smarter Planet
  • Human-Computer Interaction [3:10]
  • Incredible 3D Computer Interface [10:11]
  • Helios Bars (Bikes) [4:12]
  • SUPPLE: Automatically Generating User Interfaces [3:43]
  • A Day Made of Glass (Corning 2012) [9:32]
  • Microsoft Concept of How 2019 Will Look Like [4:46]
  • MS Research's Bill Buxton on Natural User Interfaces [8:18]
  • QUT Research: Food and Human-Computer Interaction [3:06]
  • Apple Macintosh's Super Bowl Commercial 1984 [1:00]
  • Steve Job's 10 Most Important Keynote Announcements [10:56]
  • Play Station 4 VS User Interface [3:18]
  • Ford Sync in 2013 Ford Escape [3:30]
  • AIREAL: Interactive Tactile Experiences in Free Air [4:03]
  • LEAP Motion Controller [7:08]
  • PEBBLE Smart Watch [7:21]
  • Touchable Holograms [1:51]