CSE 591 Advanced Topics in Mobile Human Computer Interaction

Semester: Fall 2018
Time: Tue & Thu, 10:00 am - 11:20 am
Location: Frey Hall 309
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

  • No lecture on August 28 (Tuesday). The instructor will be away on research travel. The first lecture will be on August 30 (Thursday).
  • 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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    Subject to minor changes throughout the semester.

    Date Topic Note
    8/28 Tue No Lecture. (Instructor away on research travel)
    8/30 Thu Introduction to HCI
    9/4 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 1
    9/6 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 2
    9/11 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 3
    9/13 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 4
    9/18 Tue Human Performance Modeling - 5
    9/20 Thu Human Performance Modeling - 6
    9/25 Tue Mobile Text Entry System - 1
    9/27 Thu Mobile Text Entry System -2 Homework 1 released
    10/2 Tue Behavioral Economics in HCI Research project title and description (50 - 100 words) due.
    10/4 Thu Affordances, Conceptual Models and Design Principles Homework 1 due
    10/9 Tue Fall Break - No Class
    10/11 Thu Guest Lecture (Instructor away on research travel)
    10/16 Tue Guest Lecture (Instructor away on research travel)
    10/18 Thu Evaluation 1 - Heuristic Evaluation
    10/23 Tue Evaluation 2 - Controlled Experiments
    10/26 Thu Evaluation 3 - Controlled Experiments
    10/30 Tue Mid-Term Exam (in class)
    11/1 Thu Project Progress Report Homework 2 released
    11/6 Tue Seminar on writing HCI papers/reports
    11/8 Thu Computational Interaction in Mobile Computing Homework 2 due
    11/13 Tue Mobile Interaction
    11/15 Thu Multi-Modal Interfaces
    11/20 Tue Intelligent User Interfaces
    11/22 Thu No Lecture (Thanksgiving Holiday)
    11/27 Tue Social Computing
    11/29 Thu Summary
    12/4 Tue Project Presentations
    12/6 Thu Project Presentations



    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.

  • 30% Two Group Homework Assignments.

  • 35% Final Exam or Individual Research Project
         Points breakdown: 35% = execution (15%) + final report (15%) + presentation (5%).

  • 5% Participation
          In class discussions
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