ICS 203B Ubiquitous Computing and Interaction


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Topic 1 – Introduction April 5 (no class April 7)


Assignment due by email April 12 before class: email redmiles@ics.uci.edu three short paragraphs (each paragraph 12 sentences or less) providing a commentary on readings 1 through 3 in Topic 2—a few sentences of summary and a few sentences of your opinion, one message contains both paragraphs, subject line includes “203b Assignment 1.”


Topic 2 – Computing off the Desktop (April 12 and 14)


1. Chapter 1 pp. 1-23 of the class text: Paul Dourish, Where the Action Is: The Foundations of Embodied Interaction, The MIT Press, 2001.


2. Mark Wieser, The Computer for the 21st Century, Scientific American, September 1991, V. 265, N. 3, pp. 66-75.


3. Fischer, G., & Sullivan, J. Human-Centered Public Transportation Systems for Persons with Cognitive Disabilities - Challenges and Insights for Participatory Design, Participatory Design Conference (PDC'02), Malmö University, Sweden, 2002.


4. (Optional – for more details) Carmien, S., DePaula, R., Gorman, A., & Kintsch, A. Increasing Workplace Independence for People with Cognitive Disabilities by Leveraging Distributed Cognition among Caregivers and Clients, ACM 2003 International Conference on Supporting Group Work (GROUP '03), Sanibel Island, Florida, USA.



Topic 3 – Disembodied Interaction and its Uses


Assignment due by email April 19 before class: email me one short paragraph summarizing and commenting on the first reading below.


1. Chapters 1 & 2 from D. Norman, The Psychology of Everyday Things, Basic Books, New York, 1988, pp. 1-53.


2. Wharton, C. Rieman, J., Lewis, C., Polson, P. The Cognitive Walkthrough Method: A Practitioner's Guide, in J. Nielsen, R. Mack (eds.), Usability Inspection Methods, John Wiley & Sons, Inc., New York, 1994, pp. 105-140, ch. 5.



Topic 4 – Situated Computing


Assignment due by email April 26 before class: email me the usual summary/commentary on 1 and 2.


1. Schön, D. The Reflective Practitioner: How Professionals Think in Action, Basic Books, 1983, Chapter 2, pp. 21-69.


2. Suchman, L. Plans and Situated Actions, Cambridge University Press, Cambridge, UK, 1987, Chapter 4, pp. 49-58.


3. Simon, H. The Sciences of the Artificial, Second Edition, The MIT Press, 1981, pp. 63-66.


4. Dourish, Chapter 2.



Topic 5 – Awareness and Coordination


1. van der Hoek, A., Redmiles, D., Dourish, P., Sarma, A., Silva Filho, R., de Souza, C. Continuous Coordination: A New Paradigm for Collaborative Software Engineering Tools, Workshop on Directions in Software Engineering Environments (WoDiSEE 2004), held in conjunction with the 26th International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2004—Edinburgh, Scotland), May 2004, pp. 29-36, also available at http://www.cs.auckland.ac.nz/%7Eherm/WoDiSEE2004/.



Topic 6 – Return to Embodied Interaction


Assignment: email a summary of either 1 or 2 (you pick) before class May 3 and a summary of 3 before class May 5.


1. Lakoff, G. Women, Fire, and Dangerous Things: What Categories Reveal about the Mind, The University of Chicago Press, 1987, Preface, pp. xi-xvii.


2. Lakoff, G., Johnson, M. Philosophy in the Flesh: The Embodied Mind and its Challenge to Western Thought, Basic Books, 1999, Chapter 3, pp. 16-44.


3. Dourish, Chapter 4.


Topic – Ethics


1. Redmiles – Lecture


Topic – Miscellany


1. Fischer, G., Distributed Intelligence: From Reflective Practitioners to Reflective Communities.


2. Mainwaring, S., Chang, M.F., Anderson, K., Infrastructures and Their Discontents: Implications for Ubicomp, The Sixth International Conference on Ubiquituous Computing (UBICOMP 2004—Nottingham, England), September 7-10, 2004.


Topic – Conclusion

Assignment due by email June 9 before class: email me the usual summary/commentary on our last reading.


1. Dourish, Chapter 7.