CSE 591 Advanced Topics in Mobile Human Computer Interaction

Semester: Fall 2018
Time: Tue & Thu, 10:00 am - 11:20 am
Location: TBD
Instructor: Dr. Xiaojun Bi
                    Office: NCS 161
                    Email: xiaojun [at] cs.stonybrook.edu
Office Hours: Tue & Thu, 1:20 pm - 2:50 pm

| Important Messages & News | Abstract | Schedule and Reading Assignments | Textbook | Grading Policy |

Important Messages & News

  • Most of your questions (homework, deadlines, projects, etc.) should be publicly asked on Piazza, so that other students can benefit from the answers.
  • Any personal email to the instructor should include "[CSE591]" in the title.
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    This course will provide an overview of the field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI), a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. It will particularly focus on topics related to mobile computing. It will teach you guidelines, principles, methodologies, tools and techniques for analyzing, designing and evaluating user interfaces and interaction techniques. More specifically, this course will include the following topics:

  • Human Information Processing System
  • Interaction Behavior Modeling
  • Computational Interface Design
  • Interface Design Principles and Process
  • Usability Testing
  • Heuristic Evaluation
  • State-of-the-art Research in HCI
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    Schedule and Reading Assignments

    Subject to minor changes throughout the semester.

    Date Topic Readings
    8/28 Tue Introduction to HCI N/A
    8/30 Thu Seminal Ideas + Instructor's HCI Research at Stony Brook N/A
    9/4 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 1 TBD
    9/6 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 2 TBD
    9/11 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 3 TBD
    9/13 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 4 TBD
    9/18 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 5 TBD
    9/20 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 6 TBD
    9/25 Tue Mobile Text Entry System - 1 TBD
    9/27 Thu Mobile Text Entry System -2 TBD
    10/2 Tue TBD TBD
    10/4 Thu TBD TBD
    10/9 Tue TBD TBD
    10/11 Thu TBD TBD
    10/16 Tue TBD TBD
    10/18 Thu TBD TBD
    10/23 Tue TBD TBD
    10/26 Thu TBD TBD
    10/30 Tue TBD TBD
    11/1 Thu TBD TBD
    11/6 Tue TBD TBD
    11/8 Thu TBD TBD
    11/13 Tue TBD TBD
    11/15 Thu TBD TBD
    11/20 Tue TBD TBD
    11/22 Thu TBD TBD
    11/27 Tue TBD TBD
    11/29 Thu No Lecture (Thanksgiving Holiday) N/A
    12/4 Tue TBD TBD
    12/6 Thu TBD TBD



    There is no official textbook. The course content was developed based on the cutting edge research published in the premier HCI conferences such as ACM CHI and UIST, and the following seminal books:

  • The Design of Everyday Things (2013) by Don Norman
  • The Psychology of Human-Computer Interaction (1983) by Stuart K. Card, Thomas P. Moran, and Allen Newell
  • Doing Psychology Experiments (7th Edition, 2008) by David W. Martin
  • Grading Policy

    Subject to changes throughout the semester.

  • 30% Midterm Exam.
         In-class, closed-book exam.

  • 40% Research Project
         Students will form groups of 2-3. Each group will complete an HCI research project.
         Points breakdown: 40% = execution (17.5%) + final report (17.5%) + presentation (5%).

  • 20% Reading Critique:
          Two papers will be released each week. You will pick one of them and write a critique each week. The critique will be due 11 am on Tue in the following week.

  • 10% Participation
          In class discussions
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