CS 3500, Spring 2015   Class Schedule, Lecture Notes
Note: Schedule will change, please check frequently.

Don't forget to also check the homework schedule.

DN = Don Norman's "The Design of Everyday Things"
RI = Steven Heim's "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design

WK Class/Date Topic Readings
(Reflections due)
Lecture Notes
1 Th 1/27 Introduction
DN 1 and
course syllabus
Th 1/29 Where Everyday Things Can Go Wrong DN 1 slides
2 Tu 2/3 Human Thinking about Goals and Tools DN 2 DN 2 slides
Th 2/5 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World DN 3 Gulf of Exec vs Eval lists
3 Tu 2/10 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World DN 3 slides
Th 2/12 In the Head and In the World: How Humans Figure Things Out DN 4 DN 4 slides
4 Tu 2/17 To Err is Human DN 5
Th 2/19 To Err is Human DN 5 slides
5 Tu 2/24
Th 2/26 Design Thinking
Quiz
DN 6 DN 6 slides
6 Tu 3/3 Wrapping Norman Up DN 7 DN 7 slides
Th 3/5 Class cancelled due to professor travel to SIGCSE 2015 conference
7 Tu 3/10 Interaction Design Models RI 7
Th 3/12 Interaction Design Models RI 7 slides
8 Tu 3/17 Interaction Design Models, and in class KLM-GOMS work
Th 3/19 Interaction Design Models, and in class KLM-GOMS work
9 Tu 3/24 Color: Where Design, Biology and Physics Meet RI 9 RI 9 slides
Th 3/26
10 Tu 3/31 School Holiday: Cesar Chavez Day
Th 4/2 Quiz / Usability Testing (in class work) RI 8 RI 8 slides
11 Tu 4/7 School Holiday: Spring Break
Th 4/9 School Holiday: Spring Break
12 Tu 4/14 Usability Testing (in class work)
Th 4/16 Usability Testing (in class work)
13 Tu 4/21 Icons (and a little more usability testing work) RI 11 RI 11 slides
Th 4/23
14 Tu 4/28 Design (in class work on design project begins) RI 5 RI 5 slides
Th 4/30
15 Tu 5/5
Th 5/7
16 Tu 5/12
Th 5/14 Text (reading reflection is extra credit, not required) RI 12 (Fri)
17 Tue 5/19 Final Quiz

Order in which we will cover the reading materials:

  1. Don Norman's "The Design of Everyday Things" - all of it
  2. Chapter 1, Sec 1.1-1.4.5 (stop after pg 26) - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design", or equivalent material
  3. Chapter 7 - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"
  4. Chapter 9 - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"
  5. Chapter 8 - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"
  6. Chapter 11 - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"
  7. Chapter 5 - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"
  8. Chapter 12 - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"
  9. If there is time, Chapter 13 or 14, as selected by the students - "The Resonant Interface: HCI Foundations for Interaction Design"