CMSC 434 - Section 0201 - Fall 2018
Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Evan Golub (firstname.lastname@example.org)
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Office Hours in AVW 1115, announced weekly
office hours have ended.
Reminder: The Final Exam is
Saturday, December 15th at 1:30PM in AJC 2121
List of topics before the midterm
list of topics since around the midterm.
The main focus will be on the material since the midterm, but there are some
earlier topics that provide important foundations for that, and we have
seen and done more with prototyping,
so it is possible that questions about things such as those can appear on
the final exam.
Example Question Styles and Topics
11/30: Phase 4 is posted.
11/28: Homework #4 has been posted.
11/12: A reminder that presentations start on Wednesday, and that
my plan is to spend the class time after the presentations each day
discussing an HCI topic.
we began the topic of
representation in class today, but will continue to discuss it
on Wednesday this week and also a little on Monday next week.
11/07: Phase 3 Details are posted.
11/01: A reminder that there is a link to a short-ish (6 minutes) video
in the homework 3 description page
where I talk
a little bit more about the heuristic evaluation and how we are using it in
10/26: Homework #3 has been posted.
Phase 2 Details are posted.
There is a Phase 2.1 due soon, and then the longer-term Phase 2.2
(where work on Phase 2.2 might not start until after the
10/01: Please look through
Getting to Know Users and Their Tasks
as a follow-up from our discussions of user and task centered
In particular, think about why it is important to avoid the illusory customer
when we are designing a product and/or product feature.
10/01: Homework #2
has been posted.
09/05: Homework #1
has been posted.
as well as the
Phase 1 details
have been posted. We will be forming teams in class
next Wednesday, so please review these before class
08/27: If you would be interested in being a note-taker for ADS students
in this course, please view
first reading for class
is now posted on
The easiest way to access it is probbly to log into ELMS and then
click the reading link above.
08/10: Information will appear here (and the sidebar links will
become active) as the semester gets closer to starting.
For now, I encourage you to jot down a note each time you interact
with an interface that frustrates you in some way.