ICS 205 Human-Computer Interaction
Class Schedule, Lecture, & Assignments Page
Week 1 Tuesday, September 27 Class Overview and Expectations
Week 1 Thursday, September 30 -
HCI2000 (the textbook) pp. 1-22 (or chapter one from here).
Week 2 Tuesday, October 4 Iterative Design and Beginning of History
HCI2000 pp. 23-47 (Salomon, Filler)
Week 2 Thursday, October 6 More History
HCI2000 pp. 49-70 (Filler, Johnson et al--Star)
Presentation by Julia Gelfand (UCI Library) see http://course.lib.uci.edu/ics/ICS205-F05HCI.html
Assignment 1 Due Your commentary theme should take Don Normans POET work and relate to your own experience with appliances (smart or otherwise) or software applications.
Week 3 Tuesday, October 11 History and Design
HCI2000 pp. 71-91 (Intro) and 93-121 (Gould)
Presentation Opportunity (postponed from Week 2) 2 or 3 students could present the paper on the Xerox Star (pp. 53-70) and / or 2 or 3 students could dig up the V. Bush 1943 article or D. Engelbart 1963 article cited on p. 45.
Week 3 Thursday, October 13 - Design
HCI2000 pp. 122-151 (Lewis/Rieman, Mountford, Vertelney, Erickson)
Week 4 Tuesday, October 18 Methodology
HCI2000 pp. 152-169 (McGrath)
Assignment 2 Due Your commentary should explain your own experiences with computer interfaces and relate features or philosophies you choose to focus on to the historical readings assigned for Week 2.
Week 4 Thursday, October 20 Methodology
HCI2000 pp. 170-185 (Mack/Nielsen, Kennedy)
Week 5 Tuesday, October 25 Work in Context
HCI2000 pp. 187-224 (Intro, Orlikowski, Bannon, Bodker et al).
Assignment 3 Due Your commentary should summarize in your own words which techniques are available for aiding with design. Cite different authors in our readings where appropriate.
Week 5 Thursday, October 27 Work in Context
HCI2000 pp 254-272 (Kling)
Week 6 Tuesday, November 1 Software Development
HCI2000 pp. 281-303 (Boehm, Grudin)
Week 6 Thursday, November 3 Software Development
HCI2000 pp. 304-311 (Kim)
Week 7 TBD - No Class either Tuesday or Thursday due to ASE 2005
Assignment 4 (Work in Context Hard) Due Thursday November 10 One of the social and organizational implications of computing systems is to control end users (whether directly or inadvertently). They also affect the balance of power among stakeholders. Explore these issues in the context of several of the papers we have discussed to date, but including at least one from the Work in Context lectures. You may include other references (web sites or external papers as you desire). And you will need to make some imaginative topic selections to scope a two-page essay!
Week 8 Tuesday, November 15 Visual Interfaces
HCI2000 pp 323-343 (Myers) and 425-443 (Marcus, Murch)
Week 8 Thursday, November 17 Cognitive Aspects
HCI 2000 pp. 571-586 (Intro) and pp. 603-625 (Olson & Olson)
Assignment 5 Due Pick two of the software papers (Boehm, Kim, Grudin) and two or three of the work in context papers. Discuss similar themes and a proposal how best to introduce a new software system (generic) into an organization and what positive and negative experiences you might expect. (What makes this question hard is having just two pages).
Presentation Opportunities The assigned paper (pp. 603-625) or the two (short related) unassigned papers, pp. 626-639 or the one unassigned paper pp. 822-831 (Fischer/Reeves).
Week 9 Tuesday, November 22 Collaborative Work
HCI 2000 pp 741-774 (Intro, Sproull/Kiesler, Grudin)
Presentation Opportunities The assigned papers (pp. 755-774) or pp. 775-731
Week 9 Thursday, November 24 No class Holiday
Week 10 Tuesday, November 29 - Intelligent User Interfaces
HCI 2000 pp. 811-831 (Maes, Fischer & Reeves)
Week 10 Thursday, December 1 - Hypermedia
HCI 2000 pp 907-912 (Berners-Lee et al.)
Assignment 6 Due (Models/Theory) Choosing a theoretical or analytic framework to match a problem situation is critical but many of the papers we have read provide both frameworks and some example applications. Focusing on the papers from Weeks 1, 8, and 9, identify what were the critical characteristics of the authors analyses / theoretical frameworks and in your own words, what sorts of applications these analyses and frameworks apply to best.
Final Exam Thursday, December 8, 2005 4:00 - 6:00 p.m.