COMP6613A Hot Topics in HCI (Spring 2017)

Course Description
This course is a broad PG-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 Note
1 Feb 1 Wed Introduction to COMP6613A and to HCI Xiaojuan Ma
2 Feb 6 Mon Human-Centric Design Xiaojuan Ma
2 Feb 8 Wed Understanding Humans Xiaojuan Ma
3 Feb 13 Mon Multimodal Interaction Techniques Xiaojuan Ma
3 Feb 15 Wed Ubiquitous Computing Xiaojuan Ma
4 Feb 20 Mon Assistive Technology Xiaojuan Ma
4 Feb 22 Wed Debate 1 Reading list due
5 Feb 27 Mon Talk: Multimodal Interaction
Conf: Victor, Ziming, Zhenjie
Ted: Dexter, Quan, Ziyun, Suhas
5 Mar 1 Wed Talk: Ubiquitous Computing
Conf: Feng, Elizaveta, Ali Ugur, Xavier, Jiqing
Ted: Zhida, Xuanwu, Xian
6 Mar 6 Mon Talk: Assistive Technology
Conf: Mingyu, Xiongfei, Tingyi, Hanyu
Ted: Carlos, Huangxun, Kit Yung, Reza
6 Mar 8 Wed Computer-Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW) Xiaojuan Ma
7 Mar 13 Mon Social Computing Xiaojuan Ma
7 Mar 15 Wed Crowd Computing Xiaojuan Ma
8 Mar 20 Mon Debate 2 Paper review due
8 Mar 22 Wed Talk: CSCW
Conf: Zhida, Yican, Yuqian
Ted: Ali Ugur, Victor, Mingyu, Xiongfei, Xavier
9 Mar 27 Mon Talk: Social
Conf (1): Wing Yi, Huangxun, Xuanwu, Reza
Ted (3): Tingyi, Yan
9 Mar 29 Wed Talk: Crowd
Conf (1): Chengzhong, Carlos, Dexter, Suhas
Ted (1): Ke, Hanyu, Di
10 Apr 3 Mon Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Xiaojuan Ma
10 Apr 5 Wed Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality, and Games Xiaojuan Ma
11 Apr 10 Mon Debate 3 Video Contest due
11 Apr 12 Wed Mid-term Break
12 Apr 17 Mon Easter Holiday
13 Apr 19 Wed Talk: HRI
Conf: Ziyun, Xian, Di
Ted (1): Wing Yi, Elizaveta, Yican, Jiqing
13 Apr 24 Mon Talk: VR/AR, Games
Conf: Quan, Ke, Kit Yung, Yan
Ted: Feng, Ziming, Zhenjie, Chengzhong, Yuqian
13 Apr 26 Wed Design, Prototyping, and Experiment Method
14 May 1 Mon Labor Day Holiday
14 May 3 Wed Labor Day Holiday
15 May 4 Thu Final Video Showcase 1 3pm - 4:20pm Rm5564 (lifts 27/28)
15 May 5 Fri Final Video Showcase 2 10:30am - 11:50am Rm5564 (lifts 27/28)
15 May 8 Mon Cancel

  • 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).