CS 420/620 Human-Computer Interaction Fall 2014 Course Syllabus August 26, 2014 1 Outline The Instructor The Students The Course The Texts Initial WWW Pointers Grading Scheme Policies Tentative Schedule 2 The Instructor.
Sergiu Dascalu Room SEM-236 Telephone 784-4613 E-mail [email protected] Web-site www.cse.unr.edu/~dascalus Office hours: Tuesday 11:00 am 12:00 pm (all) Thursday 3:45 4:30 pm (grad students) or by appointment or chance 3 .The Instructor
Sergiu Dascalu PhD, Dalhousie U., Halifax, NS, Canada, 2001 Teaching and research at UNR, 2002-present (software engineering, HCI) Teaching and research at Dalhousie University, 1993-2001 (software engineering focus) Teaching and research at the University Politehnica Bucharest, Romania, 1984-1995 (RT embedded systems focus) Consultant for software development companies in Canada and Romania 4 The Students Registered: 23 undergraduate students (CS 420) 6 graduate students (CS 620)
collaborative work, information visualization. Prerequisite: CS 302 Data Structures. 6 .The Course Outline: This course examines topics related to developing and evaluating user interfaces for interactive computer systems. Topics covered include usability goals and principles, user interface design principles, managing development processes, interface metaphors, interaction styles, interaction devices, software tools, user interface builders, evaluation paradigms and techniques, usability testing, user manuals, tutorials, computer-supported collaborative work, information search, and information visualization.
7 The Texts. Required textbook: Ben Schneiderman, Catherine Plaisant, Maxine Cohen, Steven Jacobs, Designing the User Interface: Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, 5th Edition, AddisonWesley, 2009 ISBN 978-0-321-53735-5 (or 0-321-53735-1) Recommended books A list will be provided soon by the instructor 8 .The Texts
Lecture notes: Presentations by the instructor Notes you take in the classroom Material (papers, tutorials, etc.) that will be indicated later by the instructor 9 Initial WWW Pointers Required textbooks related website (Schneiderman et al, 2009): http://www.aw.com/DTUI Gary Perlmans HCI bibliography:
http://hcibib.org/ 10 Grading Scheme.. Grading scheme for CS 420 students (tentative) Assignments 15% Presentations 8% Midterm tests 34% Project 38% Class participation 5% TOTAL 100% 11
.Grading Scheme. Grading scheme for CS 620 students (tentative) Assignments 8% Extra book reading 6% Presentations 8% Midterm tests 34% Project & paper 40% Class participation 4% TOTAL 100% 12
..Grading Scheme Passing conditions (all must be met): 50% overall & 50% in tests & 50% in project [and paper] & 50% in assignments, presentations, and class participation For grade A: at least 90% overall, at least 90% in class participation, and at least 60% in tests There are no make-up tests or homework in this course Note that poor class participation can significantly affect your grade 13
Grading Scale Numerical-letter grade correspondence A AB+ B BC+
CS 620 vs. CS 420 For full details, please see the handout given out today In short, grad students enrolled in CS 620 will have extra work (as compared to CS 420) as follows: A book reading assignment A longer class presentation A project-based paper Lower weight assignments Midterm exams will have each at least an extra question
15 Policies Late submission policy: Maximum 2 late days per assignment/project deliverable Each late day penalized with 10% No subdivision of late days No late days for presentations and test Example: a 90/100 worth assignment gets 81/100 if one day late (90*0.9 = 81) or 72/100 if two days late (90*0.8 = 72) 16 Policies Legal
notices on the world-wide web: Read and comply with accompanying legal notices of downloadable material Specify references used Do not plagiarize (see next slide) 17 Policies Plagiarism and cheating: Will not be tolerated. Please read the policies of University of Nevada, Reno regarding academic dishonesty: www.unr.edu/stsv/acdispol.html 18 Policies Academic
success services: Your student fees cover usage of the Math Center (7844433 or www.unr.edu/mathcenter/), Tutoring Center (784-6801 or www.unr.edu/tutoring/), and University Writing Center (784-6030 or http://www.unr.edu/writing_center/. These centers support your classroom learning; it is your responsibility to take advantage of their services. Keep in mind that seeking help outside of class is the sign of a responsible and successful student. 19 Policies Disability statement: If you have a disability for which you will need to request accommodations, please contact me or
someone at the Disability Resource Center (Thompson Student Services - 107), as soon as possible. 20 Policies Statement on audio and video recording: Surreptitious or covert video-taping of class or unauthorized audio recording of class is prohibited by law and by Board of Regents policy. This class may be videotaped or audio recorded only with the written permission of the instructor. In order to accommodate students with disabilities, some students may be given permission to record class lectures and discussions. Therefore, students should understand that their comments during class may be recorded.
21 Tentative Schedule. Week # Dates (T, R) Contents 1 Aug 26, 28 Lectures, Students introduction 2 Sep 02, 04 Lectures, A#1 given
3 Sep 09, 11 Lectures Presentations draw (all) 4 Sep 16, 18 A#2 given, Lecture presentations by students (round #1), A#1 due 5 Sep 23, 25 Lecture presentations by students (round #1) 6
Sep 30, Oct 02 Lectures, P#1 given, A#2 due Selection additional texts (CS 620) 7 Oct 07, 09 Lecture presentations by students (round #1) 22 .Tentative Schedule 8 Oct 14, 16 Lectures P#2 given, P#1 due
9 Oct 21, 23 Midterm #1 (October 21) Lectures, A#3 given, Essay given 10 Oct 28, 30 Presentations by students (round #2) P#2 due, P#3/Paper given 11 Nov 04, 06 Presentations by students (round #2), Lecture 12
Nov -, 13 Lecture A#3/Essay due 13 Nov 18, 20 Lecture Midterm #2 (November 20) 14 Nov 25, - Lecture, Presentations by grad students (round #2) 15
Dec 02, 04 Presentations by grad students (round #2) 16 Dec 09 23 Lecture, P#3 & demo (Dec 11 & 12), Paper due (Dec 17) Next class Students introduction: be prepared to talk a couple of minutes about yourself: prepare few slides for a 2 or 3-minute presentation. More on the need for HCI & short videos
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