The course features two parts: (1) 8 weeks of curriculum and practice, and (2) 6 weeks of a final project.
For the first eight weeks, lecture occurs three days a week (Monday-Wednesday), and studio will occur around once a week (typically, Wednesdays during lecture). While lectures and studio focus on core HCI concepts, optional supplemental material will be provided to help students improve technical skills. Outside of class, students will work individually or in pairs on practice projects. Practice projects allow students to engage in the design cycle and develop technical skills.
Using design metholodologies and technical skills learned during the first eight weeks, students will work in groups for the last six 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 six 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 Sarah Sterman, Andrew Head, Cesar Torres, Bjoern Hartmann, Eric Paulos, Valkyrie Savage, Maneesh Agrawala, Scott Klemmer, John Canny, James Landay, and Brad Myers.
|Dates||January 19th, 2022 - May 6th, 2022 (Spring Semester)|
|Lecture||MWF 11am-12pm, ohyay (in-person when possible)|
|Midterm||March 23rd, 2022 (remote)|
|Final critique||May 2nd - 6th, 2022 (Location TBD)|
|Contact||Piazza class-wide or staff-only posts.|
|Amy Pavel||Instructor||Tuesday 10-11am, Thursday 4-5pm (Amy's Office on ohyay)|
|Ishan Nigam||TA||Monday 12-1pm, Friday 10-11am (Ishan's Office on ohyay)|