2018S Advanced HCI Class Schedule

Overview and Intro to HCI Research

[3/7] Intro to HCI Research and Class Overview

  • Class overview
  • Finding a good research topic
  • Effective ways to find and summarize related work (Te-Yan)
  • HW (by 11:59pm, Tue 3/13, no late submission accepted):
  1. Self-introduction (3min/person): 

[3/14] Paper discussion and Sketching

  • Tutorial: Sketching for HCI.
  • Story boarding
  • HW
  • Recommended readings (optional) : Machine Learning meets Sensing for Interaction
  • Project ideas: 2 individual project ideas storyboards (4-6 sketches per idea)

[3/21] Individual Project Ideas

  • Group brainstorming of project ideas (3 people per group): 
  • Present 2 ideas per group
  1. Defer judgement. You never know where a good idea is going to come from. The key is make everyone feel like they can say the idea on their mind and allow others to build on it.
  1. Encourage wild ideas. Wild ideas can often give rise to creative leaps. In thinking about ideas that are wacky or out there we tend to think about what we really want without the constraints of technology or materials.
  1. Build on the ideas of others. Being positive and building on the ideas of others take some skill. In conversation, we try to use “and” instead of “but.”
  1. Stay focused on the topic. Try to keep the discussion on target, otherwise you can diverge beyond the scope of what you're trying to design for.
  1. One conversation at a time. Your team is far more likely to build on an idea and make a creative leap if everyone is paying full attention to whoever is sharing a new idea.
  1. Be visual. In live brainstorms we write down on Post-its and then put them on a wall. Nothing gets an idea across faster than drawing it. Doesn't matter if you're not Rembrandt!
  1. Go for quantity. Aim for as many new ideas as possible. In a good session, up to 100 ideas are generated in 60 minutes. Crank the ideas out quickly and build on the best ones.
  • Tutorial: Making Believable HCI Concept Videos.
  • HW:
  • Recommended readings (optional): eye-tracking
  • due noon, Wednesday