CMSC 33231: Topics in Human Computer Interaction


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 Creating new realities: VR/AR + (and some short input on brainstorming) Coming soon.
3 Jan 24 Creating new realities: VR/AR pt.2 Coming soon.
4 Jan 29 No class (Pedro speaks at MIT Symposia in Boston) Nothing due here, just enjoy.
4 Jan 31 Haptics Coming soon.
5 Feb 5 Devices that overlap with the human body (pt.1): brain computer interfaces Coming soon.
5 Feb 7 Devices that overlap with the human body (pt.2): muscle computer interfaces Coming soon.
6 Feb 12 Tangible Computing Coming soon.
6 Feb 14 Digital & Personal & Interactive Fabrication Coming soon.
7 Feb 19 So much cool published work, how can I ever create something new? A primer to invention. Coming soon.
7 Feb 21 A primer into presenting/writing your work Coming soon.
8 Feb 26 In-class peer review of your Proto-papers pt.1/2 Coming soon.
8 Feb 28 In-class peer review of your Proto-papers pt.2/2 Coming soon.
9 Mar 5 Final Presentations pt.1 Coming soon.
9 Mar 7 Final Presentations pt.2 Coming soon.
10 Mar 12 Final Presentations pt.3 Coming soon.
10 Mar 14 No class (Reading Period) Coming soon.
11 Mar 19 Final Presentations pt.4 Coming soon.
11 Mar 21 Discussion & class final celebration, how to move forward? None, you are done. Liked the course? Come work with us..