CS 3500, Summer 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 Mon 6/8 Introduction
and Where Everyday Things Can Go Wrong
DN 1, and
course syllabus
Intro slides
DN 1 slides
Wed 6/10 Human Thinking about Goals and Tools
How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World
DN 2, DN 3 DN 2 slides,
DN 3 slides
Gulf of Exec vs Eval lists
Th 6/11 How Humans Know Things, in the Head and in the World
In the Head and In the World: How Humans Figure Things Out
DN 4 DN 4 slides
2 Mon 6/15 In the Head and In the World: How Humans Figure Things Out
To Err is Human
DN 5 DN 5 slides
Wed 6/17 To Err is Human
Th 6/18 Design Thinking
Wrapping Norman Up
Quiz
DN 6, DN 7 DN 6 slides
DN 7 slides
3 Mon 6/22 Wrapping Norman Up
Interaction Design Models
RI 7 RI 7 slides
Wed 6/24 Interaction Design Models, and in class KLM-GOMS work
Th 6/25 Color: Where Design, Biology and Physics Meet RI 9 RI 9 slides
4 Mon 6/29 Usability Testing (in class work) RI 8 RI 8 slides
Wed 7/1 more usability testing work
Th 7/2 Icons / Quiz RI 11 RI 11 slides
5 Mon 7/6 Design (in class work on design project begins) RI 5 RI 5 slides
Th 7/8
Th 7/9
6 Mon 7/13
Wed 7/15
Th 7/16 Text (reading reflection is extra credit, not required) RI 12
6 Fri 7/17 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"