Schedule: CSE 4663 / 6663 Human-Computer Interaction

The classes alternate between traditional lectures and group-based class activities.  The lectures are based on the chapters in Usability Engineering but often introduce other material that you will also be responsible for in exams.  The UE chapters are required reading, as is familiarity with the online case studies.  All dates and assignments are tentative except for the final exam date.  I will adjust this schedule as the semester progresses.

Week

Monday Class

Wednesday Class

Readings

1 Aug 20, 22 Course Overview and Syllabus
Lecture: Introduction
(no class) UE, Ch. 1
2 Aug 27, 29 Lecture: Principles of HCI
Lecture: Introduction to SBD
Lecture: Requirements Analysis UE, Ch. 2
3 Sept 3, 5 Labor Day (no class) Homework 1 out: Journal
Activity 1: Requirements Analysis
Teams out
Phase 1 out
UE, Ch. 2
4 Sept 10, 12 Lecture: Activity Design Homework 1 due
Activity 2: Activity Design
UE, Ch. 3
5 Sept 17, 19 Activity 3: Everyday Things Lecture: Information Design
Phase 1 due
UE, Ch. 4
6 Sept 24, 26 Activity 4: Information Design
Phase 2 out
Lecture: Interaction Design
Mid-Term Review
UE, Ch. 5
7 Oct 1, 3 Fall Break (no class) Mid-Term Exam ---
8 Oct 8, 10 Lecture: Interaction Design Activity 5: Interaction Design
UE, Ch. 5
9 Oct 15, 17 Lecture: Prototyping
Phase 2 due
Phase 3 out
Activity 6: Prototyping
UE, Ch. 6
10 Oct 22, 24 Lecture: Evaluation Activity 7: Usability Inspection
UE, Ch. 7
11 Oct 29, 31   Phase 3 due
UE, Ch. 7
12 Nov 5, 7 Lecture: Evaluation Activity 8: Empirical Evaluation
Excel file for activity 8
Phase 4 out
Phase 5 out
UE, Ch. 7
13 Nov 12, 14 Activity 9: Peer Review Movie Day!
Warning: Bring something to wipe your eyes...
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14 Nov 19, 21 Lecture: About Face discussion
Reading: About Face 2.0 Chap 6
Thanksgiving (no class) ---
15 Nov 26, 28 Project Presentations:
Team 1, Team 3
Phase 4 due
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16 Dec 3, 5 Project Presentations:
Team 2, Team 4
Phase 5 due
Final Exam, 3:006:00 pm  
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