Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 9/23/2014

Introduction to Design, Prototyping, and Evaluation of Human-Computer Interfaces (PPT)

Lecture Video


#1 Project Proposal (individual)    
Thur 9/25/2014 Designing the Future: Early & Future Visions of HCI (PPT)

Lecture Video

As We May Think by Vannevar Bush

Tools For Thought Ch 9 (Engelbart Demo)


#2 Studio Task #1 - Problem Finding & Research (group)

Problem Finding (PPT)

Tue 9/30/2014

Design Discovery: Contextual Inquiry & Task Analysis (PPT)


Lecture Video

Holtzblatt & Beyer, Contextual Design. In: The Encyclopedia of Human-Computer Interaction, 2nd Ed.   #1 Project Proposal (individual)

Thur 10/2/2014

Design Exploration (PPT)


Lecture Video

Pg. 135-151 from Buxton's Sketching User Experiences

Tom Kelley, The Perfect Brainstorm, Excerpt from The Art of Innovation

Watch ABC News Nightline IDEO Deep Dive, July 1999 (22 minutes)

Bonus video: ABC News, IDEO Design Thinking, January 2013 (60 minutes)

#4 Contextual Inquiry/Task Analysis/1st Sketches (group)  

#3 Studio Task #2 - Hall of Fame/Shame (individual)


Team Creation

Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 10/7/2014

In Class Team Activities (PPT)

Lecture Video

Tips for Working Successfully in a Group by Randy Pausch

The Discipline of Teams, by Katzenbach and Smith, Harvard Business Review

Watch the following videos at home:

Keys to Creating Awesome Teams (5:21), Cyriac Roeding, Shopkick

Working in Teams (0:56), Tina Seelig, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Team Composition (2:33), Kathleen M. Eisenhardt, Stanford Technology Ventures Program

Ways to Create Ecosystems (really characteristics of group intelligence, performance, & innovation) (5:43), Sharon Vosmek, Astia

Ways of Working (5:50), Sue Siegel, GE

#5 Web Site (group)



Thur 10/9/2014

Video Prototyping & Concept Videos (PPT)


Lecture Video

Beaudouin-Lafon & MacKay, pp. 1-22

Watch Video Prototyping Examples

#6 Concept Video & Sketches (group) #4 Contextual Inquiry/Task Analysis/1st Sketches (group)

Presentation #1: CI/TA/Sketches

Tue 10/14/2014 Human Abilities (PPT)

Lecture Video
Pages 66-99 of "Cognitive Aspects in Interaction Design", from Interaction Design, 3rd Edition by Rogers, Sharp, & Preece      
Thur 10/16/2014 Early Stage Prototyping (PPT)

Lecture Video

"Involving Customers with Iterative Design" (Ch 4) of The Design of Sites

"Making a Paper Prototype" (Ch 4) from Paper Prototyping by Carolyn Snyder

#7 Low-Fidelity Prototype & Test (group) #6 Concept Video & Sketches (group)

Watch Concept Videos


#8 Studio Task #3 - Guerrilla Ideation (group)

Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 10/21/2014

Watch & Critique Concept Videos

Lecture Video




Thur 10/23/2014

Conceptual Models & Interface Metaphors (PPT)


Lecture Video

"The Psychology of Everyday Things" (Ch. 1), from The Design of Everyday Things by Donald Norman #9 Medium-fi Prototype (group) #7 Low-Fidelity Prototype & Test (group) Presentation #2: Low-fi Prototype & Test
Tue 10/28/2014

Visual Information Design (PPT)


Lecture Video

Watch Scott Klemmer’s HCIOnline lectures:
Thur 10/30/2014

Heuristic Evaluation (PPT)

Lecture Video

How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation by Jakob Nielsen #10 Simple Heuristic Evalation (individual) #9 Medium-fi Prototype (group)

Presentation #3: Medium-fi Prototype

Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 11/4/2014

User Testing (PPT)


Lecture Video


#11 Heuristic Evaluation (individual)


#10 Simple Heuristic Evaluation (individual)  
Thur 11/6/2014

Design Patterns (PPT)

Lecture Video

The Design of Sites, by van Duyne, Hong, & Landay:
1) "
Making the Most of Web Design Patterns" (Ch 2)
2) "Up-Front Value Proposition" (Pattern C2)
3) "Process Funnel" (Pattern H1)
4) "Meaningful Error Messages" (Pattern K13)

#12 Hi-fi Prototype (group)

#11 Heuristic Evaluation (individual)

#13 Heuristic Evaluation (group)

Heuristic Evaluation Template (MS Word)

Heuristic Evaluation Template (Google Doc) (Graph may need to be done manually)

Tue 11/11/2014

Guest Lectures:

Alex Grishaver (IDEO), "The D.Shop"

Evan Shapiro (IDEO), "Design and Prototyping Story"

Midterm Review (PPT)

Lecture Video

Thur 11/13/2014 MIDTERM EXAMINATION (in class)     Project Work and Feedback in Studio


Action Analysis & Automated Usability Testing (PPT)

Lecture Video

  #14 Poster & Pitch Slide (group)  


Thur 11/20/2014

Guest Lecture:
Irene Au (Khosla Ventures)

/ Work on Project in Class

Lecture Video

    #5 Web Site (group) Presentation #4: Hi-fi Prototype Midway Milestone (group)
Day Date Lecture Reading Assignment Out Assignment Due Friday Studio
Tue 12/2/2014 Activity-based Ubicomp (PPT)

Lecture Video
    #14 Poster & Pitch Slide (group)  
Thur 12/4/2014 No Lecture - work on Project    

#12 Hi-fi Prototype (group)

demo due by Thur night/Friday Studio

write-up due 6PM Saturday

30-second Pitch & Demo Practice (group)
Fri 12/5/2014
5-8 PM

Project Fair
Cubberley Auditorium, School of Education Building

CS 147 Overivew (PPT)

Project Fair Winners (PPT)

Project Fair Video