This class meets twice a week, on Mondays and Wednesdays. You are expected to attend all class sessions and actively participate in class discussions and other activities. If you must miss a class, notify the instructor in advance. Late arrivals and unexcused absences will negatively affect your participation grade. The schedule is subject to minor changes over the course of the quarter. Some of the lecture slides are based on original slides by Anthony Chen (UCLA) (with permission).
HCI is a multi-disciplinary area that is actively being researched by computer scientists, engineers, designers, psychologists, and neuroscientists. This course focuses on one aspect of HCI, i.e., interaction design. By the end of the course, you should be able to:
Posted Mar 29, 2021 Welcome to the spring quarter!
Posted Apr 8, 2021 Early project idea discussion in class and/or OH on April 12. Bring your ideas as a team or if you don't have a team, then solo. This is to get the conversation/brainstorming started so I would suggest not getting too attached to any specific idea just yet and to think big and think creatively instead of worrying about implementation details already. We'll get to those.
Posted Apr 13, 2021 OH at 7pm PST on Apr 12, 13 and 14 to help discuss and brainstorm project ideas.
|1||Mon Mar 29, 2021||Lecture - Intro and Background||Watch Mother of all Demos|
|1||Wed Mar 31, 2021||Lecture - History of HCI||Identify one interface you like and one you dislike and write 1 para about each with images and reasons why you like/dislike it. Upload submission pdf to Gauchospace. This assignment is worth 10% of your grade. Upload pdf to Gauchospace by Wed Apr 7 at 11:59pm PST.|
|2||Mon Apr 5, 2021||Activity - Intro to Lens Studio and SnapML with Giuliana Barrios||Future Interaction Assignment. Write a 1pg article answering these questions here. Upload submission pdf to Gauchospace by Wed Apr 14 11:59pm PST. This assignment is worth 10% of your grade.
AR Project Info
|2||Wed Apr 7, 2021||Activity - AR Demos||Finalize group formation. Form project teams. Discuss ideas with me as a group in class on Apr 12.|
|3||Mon Apr 12, 2021||Lecture - Spatial Interfaces I: AR
Discuss project ideas with Misha.
|Each student picks one research paper from this list to present in class. At the very least answer these questions in your paper review presentation on May 3.|
|3||Wed Apr 14, 2021||Activity - Intro to Unity with Mengyu Chen
Discuss project ideas with Misha in class or during OH.
|Start making a presentation on your final group project idea (5 min) Presentation on Apr 26.|
|4||Mon Apr 19, 2021||Lecture - Spatial Interfaces II: AR||Get started with your project.|
|4||Wed Apr 21, 2021||Lecture - Interaction Design for AR|
|5||Mon Apr 26, 2021||Lecture - Spatial Interfaces III: VR
Activity - All groups present their final project idea (5min + 2min QA).
|5||Wed Apr 28, 2021||
Lecture - Spatial Interfaces IV: VR ||Continue working on project|
|6||Mon May 3, 2021||Activity - Individual research paper presentation (5min, 2min QA)||Continue working on project|
|6||Wed May 5, 2021||Lecture - Haptic Interfaces I Activity - Project progress review and feedback.||Continue working on project|
|7||Mon May 10, 2021||Lecture - Haptic Interfaces II|
|7||Wed May 12, 2021||Lecture - Audio/speech Interfaces I
Activity - Project progress review and feedback.
|8||Mon May 17, 2021||Lecture - Audio/speech Interfaces II||Continue working on project and paper|
|8||Wed May 19, 2021||Activity - Project progress review and feedback||Start working on project paper. This needs to be written in the style of a conference poster submission. Instructions and template here|
|9||Mon May 24, 2021||Lecture - Unusual Interfaces I||Continue working on project and paper. Start working on final presentation.|
|9||Wed May 26, 2021||Lecture - Unusual Interfaces II|
|10||Mon May 31, 2021||Memorial Day|
|10||Wed Jun 2, 2021||Activity - Project Final Presentations (7min, 2min QA). Presentation template and tips here|
|11||Mon Jun 7, 2021||Activity - Project Demos.|
|11||Wed Jun 9, 2021||Project paper due by 11:59pm June 9. This needs to be written in the style of a conference poster submission. Instructions and template here . Upload final paper pdf on Gaucho.|
All assignments are due at 11:59pm PST on the scheduled due date. Absolutely no late work will be accepted after the deadline. If you are not done on time, turn in what you have to receive partial credit. There will be no exceptions to this rule. Please make sure you understand this policy. When uploading the assignment, the online submission provides the timestamp that counts.
The University of California has formal policies related to academic integrity. Any act of academic dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism, will result in a University disciplinary action and an "F" in this course. In addition to academic integrity, I also expect everyone in this class to treat their fellow students and course staff with respect.
UCSB's academic integrity policy from UCSB Campus Regulations, Chapter VII:``Student Conduct and Discipline"):
It is expected that students attending the University of California understand and subscribe to the ideal of academic integrity, and are willing to bear individual responsibility for their work. Any work (written or otherwise) submitted to fulfill an academic requirement must represent a student’s original work. Any act of academic dishonesty, such as cheating or plagiarism, will subject a person to University disciplinary action. Using or attempting to use materials, information, study aids, or commercial “research” services not authorized by the instructor of the course constitutes cheating. Representing the words, ideas, or concepts of another person without appropriate attribution is plagiarism. Whenever another person’s written work is utilized, whether it be a single phrase or longer, quotation marks must be used and sources cited. Paraphrasing another’s work, i.e., borrowing the ideas or concepts and putting them into one’s “own” words, must also be acknowledged. Although a person’s state of mind and intention will be considered in determining the University response to an act of academic dishonesty, this in no way lessens the responsibility of the student.
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