Prof. Bederson CMSC 838B - HCI Reading Seminar - Fall 2003
















Wednesdays, 12:00pm - 1:00pm
3452 A.V. Williams Building (HCIL-2)

Did you want to attend the CHI (Human Factors in Computer Systems) and UIST (User Interface Software and Technology) conferences, but just couldn't get to them? Or worse, did you go, but never read the proceedings! In this one credit reading seminar, we will read approximately 2 papers/week and watch the videos, virtually attending much of these two conferences. The goal is to get an overview of current research in HCI, rather than studying one area in detail. We will rotate responsibility for leading discussions on the papers. No writing will be required. But, leaders will be required to do background reading on the topic, and be prepared to guide the discussion of the current paper.

We will meet for one hour per week.  Please feel free to bring your lunch. This course is open to a maximum of 20 graduate students (any major) - permission by instructor required.  If you would like to take this course, send me a short email saying who you are, what background in HCI you have (if any), and why you want to take this course.

Some useful references:

Suggestions on how to read a research paper.


First class - Intro and discuss one paper
10 classes - CHI (19 papers)
5 classes - UIST (6 papers)
Date Details
Sept 3 Come to class having read and prepared to discuss this paper:

Older adults and visual impairment: what do exposure times and accuracy tell us about performance gains associated with multimodal feedback?
Julie A. Jacko, Ingrid U. Scott, Francois Sainfort, Leon Barnard, Paula J. Edwards, V. Kathlene Emery, Thitima Kongnakorn, Kevin P. Moloney, Brynley S. Zorich
Pages: 33 - 40

Sept 10 Comparative effectiveness of augmented reality in object assembly
Arthur Tang, Charles Owen, Frank Biocca, Weimin Mou
Pages: 73 - 80

Books with voices: paper transcripts as a physical interface to oral histories
Scott R. Klemmer, Jamey Graham, Gregory J. Wolff, James A. Landay
Pages: 89 - 96

Sept 17

Shorthand writing on stylus keyboard
Shumin Zhai, Per-Ola Kristensson
Pages: 97 - 104

Usability and privacy: a study of Kazaa P2P file-sharing
Nathaniel S. Good, Aaron Krekelberg
Pages: 137 - 144

Sept 24 Usability and biometric verification at the ATM interface
Lynne Coventry, Antonella De Angeli, Graham Johnson
Pages: 153 - 160

Women go with the (optical) flow
Desney S. Tan, Mary Czerwinski, George Robertson
Pages: 209 - 215

Oct 1 Design-oriented human: computer interaction
Daniel Fallman
Pages: 225 - 232

Cognitive strategies and eye movements for searching hierarchical computer displays
Anthony J. Hornof, Tim Halverson
Pages: 249 - 256

Oct 8 Are informal tools better?: comparing DEMAIS, pencil and paper, and authorware for early multimedia design
Brian P. Bailey, Joseph A. Konstan
Pages: 313 - 320

Taking email to task: the design and evaluation of a task management centered email tool
Victoria Bellotti, Nicolas Ducheneaut, Mark Howard, Ian Smith
Pages: 345 - 352

Oct 15 Reflowing digital ink annotations
David Bargeron, Tomer Moscovich
Pages: 385 - 393

Faceted metadata for image search and browsing
Ka-Ping Yee, Kirsten Swearingen, Kevin Li, Marti Hearst
Pages: 401 - 408

Oct 22 How do people manage their digital photographs?
Kerry Rodden, Kenneth R. Wood
Pages: 409 - 416

A design tool for camera-based interaction
Jerry Fails, Dan Olsen
Pages: 449 - 456

Oct 29 Halo: a technique for visualizing off-screen objects
Patrick Baudisch, Ruth Rosenholtz
Pages: 481 - 488

The bloodhound project: automating discovery of web usability issues using the InfoScentπ simulator
Ed H. Chi, Adam Rosien, Gesara Supattanasiri, Amanda Williams, Christiaan Royer, Celia Chow, Erica Robles, Brinda Dalal, Julie Chen, Steve Cousins
Pages: 505 - 512

Nov 5

iStuff: a physical user interface toolkit for ubiquitous computing environments
Rafael Ballagas, Meredith Ringel, Maureen Stone, Jan Borchers
Pages: 537 - 544

Is seeing believing?: how recommender system interfaces affect users' opinions
Dan Cosley, Shyong K. Lam, Istvan Albert, Joseph A. Konstan, John Riedl
Pages: 585 - 592

Nov 12 The following are from UIST 2003, and paper copies will be handed out in class

Paper augmented digital documents
François Guimbretière

Automatic thumbnail cropping and its effectiveness
Bongwon Suh, Haibin Ling, Benjamin B. Bederson, David W. Jacobs

Nov 19 Watch UIST Videos
Nov 26 EdgeWrite: A stylus-based text entry method designed for high accuracy and stability of motion
Jacob O. Wobbrock, Brad A. Myers, JohnA, Kembel

Tracking Menus
George Fitzmaurice, Azam Khan, Robert Pieké, Bill Buxton, Gordon Kurtenbach

Dec 3 Rapid Serial Visual Presentation Techniques for Consumer Digital Video Devices
Kent Wittenbug, CliftonForlines, Tom Lanning, Alan Esenther, Shigeo Harada, Taizo Miyachi

Synchronous Gestures for Multiple Persons and Computers
Ken Hinckley

Dec 10 Stylus Input and Editing Without Prior Selection of Mode
Eric Saund, Edward Lank

Tactile Interfaces for Small Touch Screens
Ivan Poupyrev, Shigeaki Maruyama