CMSC 33231: Emergent Interface Technologies


Schedule (Syllabus)

Week  Date
(slides available here)
Homework
1 Jan 8 What is HCI? -- a brief history Write essay on "As we may think" by V. Bush. Access the pdf here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assigme.69nrcvfmyoilmbms@u.box.com). Due by Jan 13.
1 Jan 10 From indirect to direct manipulation (from CLI & GUI to NUI) Write a essay on the "Mother of all demos" by D. Engelbart. Access the video here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assigme.w09w0t04gji1dn52@u.box.com). Due by Jan 13.
2 Jan 15 Disappearing devices: what comes after the NUI? Solve 4 exercises on wearabes . Access the on the template (.docx) here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.2g8sy5l00siuspkr@u.box.com). Due by Jan 20.
2 Jan 17 Unusual Auditory interfaces (aka the microphone as a all purpose sensor) Your thoughts (essay) on Agents vs. Direct Manipulation in the age of cyborgs. Access the two pdfs (in a zip). here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.apz06g1jwi75fok8@u.box.com). Due by Jan 20.
3 Jan 22 New realities: VR + (and some short input on brainstorming) Four questions: (1) Where is VR headed, (2) What is VR really about: medium vs. mimicry?, (3) Mission for VR; (4) Modify the VIVE controller. Access the .pdf here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.h5ygrkt97u9p2y2e@u.box.com). Due by Jan 27.
3 Jan 24 Haptics for VR Two challenges on VR + Haptics + new modalities. Access the questions in template. here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.cz673zkl91p5yqdo@u.box.com). Due by Jan 27.
4 Jan 29 Read the intro to brainstorming (No class, Pedro speaks at MIT Symposia in Boston).
4 Jan 31 New realities (pt.2): AR & AR Haptics Review the rules of branstorming, next week we will need this a lot.
5 Feb 5 Devices that overlap with the human body (pt.1): brain computer interfaces Run a brainstorming and then submit your 5 novel ideas, one of these ideas will become your project. Access the questions in template. here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.yu6mimsq9u5sqe65@u.box.com). Due by Feb 10.
5 Feb 7 Devices that overlap with the human body (pt.2): muscle computer interfaces Run a brainstorming and then submit your 5 novel ideas, one of these ideas will become your project. Access the questions in template. here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.yu6mimsq9u5sqe65@u.box.com). Due by Feb 10.
6 Feb 12 Tangible Computing Read Steven Nagel's Silicon Devices paper and write down three interesting question to ask Steven in the next lecture! (please be mindful of deadline on this one). Access the .pdf (on research gate) here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.vvr3iknp9x7ghnzw@u.box.com). Due by Feb 14.
6 Feb 14 Digital & Personal & Interactive Fabrication + Silcon Devices (by Steven Nagels) Choose a slot to meet with Pedro to discuss your 5 ideas. Access the (on google sheets) here. Use this Also, fill out the form to attend Silicon Devices workshop. Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (NONE). Due by Feb 17.
7 Feb 19 So much cool published work, how can I ever create something new? A primer to invention. Choose a slot to meet with Pedro to discuss your 5 ideas.
7 Feb 21 A primer into presenting/writing your work Make 1 slide that presents your idea. Access the (use template) here. Use this template (.pptx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.eitoppjn4jj5vvld@u.box.com). Due by Feb 25.
8 Feb 26 Discussion of projects using 1 slide per project Write your 2-pager. Access the (use template) here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (NONE). Due by Feb 28.
8 Feb 28 Paper helpdesk (come to class with your paper and get fedback on papers) Re-write your two pager accordingly to feedback. Access the (use template) here. Use this template (.docx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.896m9janmjjafnlb@u.box.com). Due by Mar 4.
9 Mar 5 In-class peer review of your Proto-papers (paper reviews) Work on your talk.
9 Mar 7 In-class peer review of your Proto-papers (Program Committee meeting) Work on your talk.
10 Mar 12 Silicon Devices Workshop at Hack Arts Lab (MADD, John Crerar Library, floor 1) Work on your talk.
10 Mar 14 No class (Reading Period) Work on your 5-minute talk; last chance! . Access the (use template) here. Use this template (.pptx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.yisafetwwv2r4gfe@u.box.com). Due by Mar 18.
11 Mar 19 Final Presentations pt.1 Work on your 5-minute talk; last chance! . Access the (use template) here. Use this template (.pptx). Submit your [firstnamelastname].pdf to this email (Assignm.yisafetwwv2r4gfe@u.box.com). Due by Mar 18.
11 Mar 21 Final Presentations pt.2 + Discussion & class final celebration, how to move forward? None, you are done. Liked the course? Come work with us..