CSIT6000N Advanced Topics in HCI (Spring 2022)

Course Description
This course is a broad PG-level introduction to advanced topics in 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 may include multimodal interaction design, ubiquitous/mobile computing, virtual/augmented reality, agents and robots, and HCI applications in various domains such as education, health, urban sustainability, scientific discoveries, etc.
  • Course structure: 3hr lectures (+ in-class exercise or lab sessions) per week; Time: Monday 7:30pm to 10:20pm; location: Rm 4619, Lift 31-32; TA to be determined.
  • Course materials and announcements are posted on Canvas. Course-related communication and assignment submission are conducted through this channel as well.
  • Course evaluation: 1 individual project + 1 group project + 1 midterm + in-class/lab exercises; outcomes, grading schemes, assessment rubrics and references are in Course Description.
  • Prerequisites for course projects: web programming (e.g., html, css), object-oriented programming (e.g., C++, java), python.
  • Textbook info is below the syllabus. Other recommended readings see the reference list at the end of each lecture notes.
  • Submission deadline is 11:59pm of the day. Late day request needs to be sent to the TA (by email) by 5pm of the day.

Syllabus (Lecture: Mon 7:30~10:20pm)
Lecture Date Topic Presenter Note
1 Mon Feb 7 Introduction to CSIT6000N and to HCI Xiaojuan Ma
Fundamental: Human-Centric Design Xiaojuan Ma
2 Mon Feb 14 Fundamental: Understanding Humans Xiaojuan Ma Group Project Topic Announcement
"The Good, the Bad, the ____" Competition Class
3 Mon Feb 21 Topic: Multimodal Interaction Xiaojuan Ma Essay Part I Submission; Group Formation
Design: Empathize Xiaojuan Ma
4 Mon Feb 28 Topic: Human-Robot Interaction (HRI) Xiaojuan Ma
Design: Ideate Xiaojuan Ma
5 Mon Mar 7 Topic: Ubiquitous Computing Xiaojuan Ma
Design: Prototyping Xiaojuan Ma
6 Mon Mar 14 Topic: Extended Reality Xiaojuan Ma
Evaluation: Preparation and Questionnaire Xiaojuan Ma
7 Mon Mar 21 Topic: CSCW and Social Computing Xiaojuan Ma
Group Project I: Needfinding Presentation Class
8 Mon Mar 28 Topic: Computing for Good Xiaojuan Ma
Evaluation: Heuristic and Usability Analysis Xiaojuan Ma
9 Mon Apr 4 Evaluation: Result Analysis Xiaojuan Ma
HCI: From Lab to the Real World Xiaojuan Ma Essay Part II Submission
10 Mon Apr 11 Mid-term Exercise Class
11 Mon Apr 25 Group Project II: Final Presentation Class Peer Evaluation; Personal Project Portfolio Submission