CMSC 434 Introduction to Human-Computer Interaction
Class hours: Mon & Wed, 2pm - 3:15pm
Room: 1121 CSIC
Topics: Science base (theories, models, and studies) and user interface design and development. Graphical user interfaces for desktop, web, and mobile devices. Assess usability by quantitative methods. Conduct task analyses, usability tests, expert reviews, and continuing assessments of working products by interviews, surveys, and logging. Apply design processes and guidelines to develop professional quality user interfaces. Build low-fidelity paper mockups, and a high-fidelity prototype using contemporary tools.
- New (5/19) The grades are posted.
- New (5/19) The pictures from the poster presentation day are posted.
- (4/28) The instruction for Project Presentation is now available.
- (4/20) The instructions for Experimental Design and Project Implementation are available.
- (4/20) For the rest of the semester, all assignments are due by the end of the day instead of by 2pm.
- (4/20) The deadline for the Computer Prototype has been extended from 2pm to the end of the day.
- (4/14) The instructions for Evaluation Homework 2 are available.
- (4/6) The instructions for Computer Prototype are available (due 4/21).
- (4/6) The deadline for the Implementation Homework 4 has been extended from 4/12 to 4/14.
- (4/2) Implementation homework 4 has been posted.
- (3/29) Implementation homework 3 has been posted (due 4/5).
- (3/16) Midpoint course evaluation and the instructions for the one-on-one midpoint interviews have been posted.
- (3/16) More Micro Homeworks (No. 5 - 9) have been posted.
- (3/2) The instructions for the preliminary design presentation have been posted. Check out which date your team is scheduled to present.
- (3/1) The instructions for the next project assignment - Design Sketches have been posted.
- (2/27) Pictures of the paper prototypes from 2/24 class are posted here.
- (2/26) Pictures of the whiteboard from 2/25 meeting with Prabu are posted here (thanks to John Fan for taking these pictures).
- 5/11 (T): Homework Design 2
- 5/5 (W): Project Poster
- 5/5 (W): Project Final Implementation
- 4/28 (W): Project Experimental Design
- 4/14 (W): Homework Implementation Homework 4
- 4/14 (W): Project Computer Prototype (part 1: screens)
- 4/19 (M): Homework Evaluation 2 (part 1: screens)
- 4/19 (M): Micro AMT
- 4/21 (W): Project Computer Prototype (part 2: functionality)
- 4/26 (M): Homework Evaluation 2 (part 2: functionality)
- 4/12 (M): Project Paper Prototype Writeup
- 4/12 (M): Micro Bad Design
|Team 1: D.A.T.||Team 2: Dr. Robot||Team 3: PDM|
|Team 4 - Grow It!||Team 5 - Avalanche||Team 6 - RefeReSchedule|
|Team 7 - eIMCI||Team 8 - CS@||Team 9 - Catching the Wave|
|Team 10 - Craigslist Flex||Team 11 - TerpTickets|
- Exams: 10% + 10%
- Homework: 25.5%
- Design 1: (2.5%)
- Evaluation 1: (2.5%)
- Implementation 1: (2.5%)
- Implementation 2: (2.5%)
- Implementation 3: (3%)
- Implementation 4: (3%)
- Evaluation 2: (3%)
- Design 2: (6.5%)
- Micro Homework: 4.5% (9x0.5)
- Class participation: 10%
- Term Project: 40%
If you have any issue regarding your grades, you are required to bring the issue to the teaching staff within 10 days after the grades are posted.
Midterm: Wednesday, March 10, 2pm - 3:15pm 1121 CSIC
Final: Monday, May 17, 1:30pm - 3:30pm, 1121 CSIC
|Name||Office||Email (@cs.umd.edu)||Phone||Office Hours|
|Instructor||Dr. Tom Yeh||AVW 4465||tomyeh||301-405-9159|| M 3:30-4:30pm, W 12:30-1:30pm
(By appointments only)
|TA||Sureyya Tarkan||AVW 3452||sureyya||301-405-7445|| M 12:30-1:30pm, W 3:30-4:30pm
(By appointments only)
- (Optional) Shneiderman & Plaisant, Designing the User Interface, 5th Ed., Addison-Wesley, (2009)
Note: any email sent to the teaching staff should be prefixed with [CMSC434] to get immediate attention!!!
Late Assignments and Excused Absences policy:
All assignments are due at the beginning of the class on the day that they are due. The paper part (if any) must be turned in in class, and the electronic part (if any) must be submitted by the time of the beginning of class. Late assignments will be strictly penalized. Exceptional circumstances will be considered only if discussed with me in advance. Students claiming an excused absence must apply in writing and furnish documentary support (such as from a health care professional who treated the student) for any assertion that the absence qualifies as an excused absence. The support should explicitly indicate the dates or times the student was incapacitated due to illness. Self-documentation of illness is not itself sufficient support to excuse the absence. Instructors are not under obligation to offer a substitute assignment or to give a student a make-up assessment unless the failure to perform was due to an excused absence. An excused absence for an individual typically does not translate into an extension for team deliverables on a project. All late assignments will have points deducted as follows:
- -20%: Up to 24 hours late
- -50%: Up to 48 hours late
- -100%: More than 48 hours late