COMP4901G Hot Topics in HCI (Fall 2016)

Course Description
This course is a broad UG-level introduction to Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), with an emphasis on techniques, models, theories, and applications for designing, prototyping, and evaluating current and future interactive systems for human use. HCI is an interesting and important area of study, providing the human perspective to computing. Besides technology and innovation, it also touches on issues like ethics and social responsibilities related to technologies in the real world. Selected topics include multimodal interaction design, usability evaluation, computer-supported cooperative work, assistive technologies, social computing, crowd computing, ubiquitous/mobile computing, virtual/augmented reality and gaming, agents and robots, and HCI applications in various domains such as education, health, urban sustainability, scientific discoveries, etc.

Week Date Topic Presenter Talk
1 Sep 5 Mon Introduction to COMP4901G and to HCI Xiaojuan Ma
1 Sep 7 Wed Human-Centric Design
2 Sep 12 Mon Understanding Humans Xiaojuan Ma
2 Sep 14 Wed Questionnaire and Test Design
3 Sep 19 Mon Multimodal Interaction Techniques Xiaojuan Ma
3 Sep 21 Wed Creativity Challenges Tong TONG, _____, _____ Interaction
4 Sep 26 Mon Design Methods Xiaojuan Ma
4 Sep 28 Wed Needfinding Practice
5 Oct 3 Mon Ubiquitous Computing Xiaojuan Ma
5 Oct 5 Wed Conceptual Design Practice Nermen GHONIEM, Moritz STUECKLER, _____ UbiComp
6 Oct 12 Wed Midterm Exam
7 Oct 17 Mon Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Xiaojuan Ma
7 Oct 19 Wed Prototyping Methods Kyle DOERRLER, Andrew LAU, Kai Man SUN CSCW
8 Oct 24 Mon Assistive Technology Xiaojuan Ma
8 Oct 26 Wed Prototyping Practice Ivan LAW, Ananya MISHRA, Ecaterina DAMIAN Assistive
9 Oct 31 Mon Social Computing Xiaojuan Ma
9 Nov 2 Wed Experiment Design and Analysis Jacob HORTON, Jaydeep MISTRY, Mallika TRIVEDI Social
10 Nov 7 Mon Crowd Computing Xiaojuan Ma
10 Nov 9 Wed User Study Design Practice Thomas EDLICH, Shivang GUPTA, Suet Chung TANG Crowd
11 Nov 14 Mon Human-Robot Interaction Xiaojuan Ma
11 Nov 16 Wed Data Analysis Practice Tuana CELIK, Daniel WRAY, Anastasia CHINSKY Robot
12 Nov 21 Mon Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Games Xiaojuan Ma
12 Nov 23 Wed From Lab to Market/Paper Vishal BOLLU, Isabella FLACK, Jamie TAM VAR/Game
13 Nov 28 Mon Final Project - Needfinding Presentation
13 Nov 30 Wed Final Project - Video Show Case

  • Course materials and announcements are posted on Slack.
  • Course outcomes, grading schemes, assessment rubrics and references are in Course Description.
  • Please see the references at the end of each lecture note for readings (optional).