The course features two parts: (1) five weeks of curriculum and practice, and (2) three weeks of a final project.
For the first five weeks, lecture occurs three days a week (Monday-Wednesday), studio once a week (Thursdays during lecture) and section occurs twice a week. While lectures and studio focus on core HCI concepts, sections reinforce these concepts and help students improve technical skills. Outside of class, students will work individually or in pairs on weekly projects. Weekly projects allow students to engage in the design cycle and develop technical skills.
Using design metholodologies and technical skills learned during the first five weeks, students will work in groups for the last three weeks to ideate, prototype and implement a final project. Students will choose their own design methologogies and project topic within a theme. During the last three weeks, final project studio will take the place of lecture and studio. Final project studio provides in-class time for teams to work together and recieve feedback from course staff. In addition, we will hold μHCI sessions covering technical and communication skills to aid students in implementing and presenting their final projects.
The syllabus, lecture slides, web content, and assignments of this course are only the most recent iterations of a long history of HCI classes. This iteration of the course, at the very least, draws from prior coursre materials by Cesar Torres, Bjoern Hartmann, Eric Paulos, Valkyrie Savage, Maneesh Agrawala, Scott Klemmer, John Canny, and James Landay.
|Dates||June 18, 2018 - August 10, 2018 (Session C)|
|Lecture||MTuWTh 10:30a-12p, in 310 Jacobs Hall|
|Sections||101 MW 1-2p, in 405 Soda Hall
102 MW 2-3p, in 405 Soda Hall
103 MW 3-4p, in 405 Soda Hall
|Midterm||July 24th, 2018 10a-12p in 310 Jacobs Hall|
|Final critique||Thursday August 9th, 2018 9a-12p in 310 Jacobs Hall|
|Contact||Piazza class-wide or staff-only posts.|
|Amy Pavel||Instructor||Monday 12-1pm, Friday 10-11:30am BiD (354-360 HMMB) (directions)|
|Nathaniel Weinman||GSI||Thursday 4:30-5:30pm BiD (354-360 HMMB) (directions)|
|Paige Plander||GSI||Friday 4:30-5:30pm Jacobs 10C|
|Qian Yu||GSI||Tuesday 1-2pm 310A Jacobs Hall|
|Amy Huang||GSI||Thursday 12-1pm Jacobs 10C|
|Winnie Lee||GSI||Friday 3:30-4:30pm Jacobs 10C|