CS 544 Human Computer Interaction (HCI)

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<ul><li><p>CS 544 Human Computer Interaction (HCI)www.cs.ubc.ca/~joanna/courses/CS544Acknowledgement: Some of the material in these lectures is based on material prepared for similar courses by Saul Greenberg (University of Calgary), Ravin Balakrishnan (University of Toronto), James Landay (University of California at Berkeley), monica schraefel (University of Toronto), and Colin Ware (University of New Hampshire). Used with the permission of the respective original authors.</p></li><li><p>AdministriviaJoanna McGrenereHuman computer interactionImager research lab</p><p>joanna@cs.ubc.caoffice: CICSR 123office hours: TBD</p><p>TA: Barry Po (hopefully!)</p></li><li><p>Administrivia (contd)Registration status:Have not registered?Intend to register?Thinking about registering?Office hours which hours can you NOT make?Mon 4:30 5:30 Wed 4:30 5:30Tues 3:30 4:30Tues 4:30 5:30HCI background:Have taken an HCI course before?Which course, where?Who is considering doing research in HCI?Those of you NOT in CS, please see me after class</p></li><li><p>Human-Computer Interaction (HCI)Humanthe end-user of a programthe others in the organizationComputerthe machine the program runs onoften split between clients &amp; serversInteractionthe user tells the computer what they wantthe computer communicates results</p></li><li><p>What is HCI?Design, Implementation and Evaluation of interactive systems for HUMAN use.</p><p>HumansTechnologyTasksDesign</p></li><li><p>What is HCI?These factors influence each other and design</p><p>HumansTechnologyTasksDesign</p></li><li><p>What is HCI?These factors influence each other and designmice are default with new computers -&gt; design can assume mouse as pointer?</p><p>HumansTechnologyTasksDesign</p></li><li><p>What is HCI?These factors influence each other and designPeople gain/change knowledge as they use technology they learn.</p><p>HumansTechnologyTasksDesign</p></li><li><p>User Interfaces (UIs)Part of technology that allows users toInteract with the technologyCarry out their taskMUST be integral part</p><p>HCI sometimes (narrowly) thought of as the design, prototyping, evaluation, and implementation of UIs for desktop computers</p></li><li><p>What is Usability?Ease of learningfaster the second time and so on...Recallremember how from one session to the nextProductivityperform tasks quickly and efficientlyMinimal error ratesif they occur, good feedback so user can recoverHigh user satisfactionconfident of success</p></li><li><p>Why study HCI? Moores Law</p></li><li><p>Human Psychology( These slides are variations of those presented by Bill Buxton )</p></li><li><p>Why HCI? So you dont build this:</p></li><li><p>Long intros belong in hall of SHAME!Doesnt help users accomplish taskWhy did they come to the site in the first place?Wastes users timeMost just leave and never come back15 sec attention span on web!Entertainment value?</p></li><li><p>Do I have any choice? </p></li><li><p>What happens when you cancel a cancelled operation? </p></li><li><p>Why study HCI?You will be building real systemsThat other people will useUIs major part of most systemsOften over 50%50% of effort rarely on UI!Bad UIs cost money (your product will be a flop)lives (planes crash, reactors blow up) Interfaces are hard to get rightunderstanding of human capabilities will helpunderstanding principles of design will help</p></li><li><p>Why study human use of computer systems?Business view:to use humans more productively/effectivelythe human costs now far outweigh hardware and software costsPersonal view:people view computers as appliances, and want it to perform as oneMarketplace view:everyday people using computersnow expect easy to use systemnot tolerant of poorly designed systemslittle vendor control of trainingheterogeneous groupif product is hard to use, people will seek other productseg Mac vs IBM (Microsoft Windows)</p></li><li><p>Why study human use of computer systems?The system view:complex humancomplex computercomplex interface between the two The human factors view:humans have necessary limitationserrors are costly in terms ofloss of timeloss of moneyloss of lives in critical systemsloss of moraledesign can cope with such limitations!</p></li><li><p>Why study human use of computer systems?The social view:Computers contribute to critical parts of our society, and cannot be ignorededucate our childrentake medical histories and provide expert advicekeep track of our credit worthinessplay(?) war games (and help form policies)control air and ground traffic flowbook travelcontrol chemical/oil/nuclear plantscontrol space missionsassist humans with their everyday tasks (office automation)control complex machines (aircraft, space shuttles, super tankers)help control consumer equipment (cars, washing machines)entertainment (games, intellectual stimulation). In all these views, economics and human best interests are aligned</p></li><li><p>Who Builds Interfaces?A team of specialists (ideally)graphic designersinteraction / interface designerstechnical writersmarketerstest engineerssoftware engineerscustomers</p></li><li><p>Foundations for building UIsDesign CyclePsychology of everyday thingsUnderstanding users and their tasksTask centered designDesign principles, usability heuristicsDesigning with the userUser centered designRapid prototypingEvaluation of the interface with usersQualitative &amp; quantitativeIteration</p></li><li><p>Design CycleA discipline concerned with the design, implementation, and evaluation of interactive computing systems for human use</p></li><li><p>Task analysis and designObserve existing work practicesCreate examples and scenarios of actual use of artifactsTry out new ideas with users before building anything if possible</p></li><li><p>User Centered DesignKnow thy user!Cognitive abilitiesPhysical abilititiesMemoryPerceptionJob skillsKeep users involved throughout the system building process</p></li><li><p>Psychology of everyday thingsDesign Principles &amp; HueristicsWhat makes something obvious?How does it work by default?What is the users immediate reaction to it?Principles to guide our designs before theyre built?Hueristics to evaluate those designs before formal evaluation?</p></li><li><p>Rapid PrototypingBuild mockup of designLow fidelity prototypesPaper sketchesVideo segmentsSteal, cut, copy, paste!High fidelity prototypesSomewhat working modelsHTML, Hypercard, Director, physical mediaFake some of it</p></li><li><p>EvaluationThats cool!, I love it! is NOT good enoughperception not always realityconscious articulation not always behaviourHuman behaviour &amp; performance is complexsometimes beyond analysisindividual differencesObjective, quantitative, measuresQualitative techniques </p></li><li><p>Advanced Topics in HCIWorking with video (not really a topic)Featurism - software bloatAdaptive and adaptable interface designInformation VisualizationComputer Supported Cooperative Work (CSCW)Ubiquitous computingStudent presentations: tangible interfaces, augmented reality, virtual reality, mobile interfaces, large screen displays, single-display groupware, Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning, media spaces, universal usability, HCI and children, 3-D interaction techniques, software visualization, programming b y demonstration, learner-centered design, social interfaces, multi-modal </p></li><li><p>Course ObjectivesKnow what is meant by good designHave an understanding of human capabilities, design guidelines, models, and how to apply them to interface designKnow and have applied some methods for DesignPrototypingEvaluationKnow how to involve a user in the processBe familiar with a number of advanced topics in HCIKnow how to communicate your workLearn to write!Have background toApply this to work in industryBegin research in the area</p></li><li><p>How you will be evaluated (tentative)Peer review and class participation (10%)Fellow group members assessment of your contribution to the projectContribution to class discussion and activitiesTwo small assignments done individually (7.5% each )Assignment #1: quick usability study of a e-commerce siteAssignment #2: a controlled experimentAdvanced HCI topic assignment done individually (15%)Synthesis of research in topic area Short written reportShort class presentationIn EnglishIn-class test (15%)Covers readings, lectures, discussion in class, assignmentsGroup project (45%)Design, prototype, implement, evaluate an interface for some technological artifactClass presentation during scheduled exam period</p></li><li><p>Texts and ReadingsMain text (BGBG):Baecker, Grudin, Buxton, Greenberg: Readings in Human-Computer Interaction. Morgan Kaufmann.Two copies available for short term loan in CS Reading Room Can also buy through Chapters or AmazonArthur Louie has a copy for sale (alouie@cs.ubc.ca)Additional references on web siteMany web linksA small number of other texts which will also be put on short term loan in the CS Reading RoomCheck course web site for weekly readingsWill be posted sometime the week beforeLecture slides will be posted on web site </p></li><li><p>For next class, read:Intro to BGBG (pgs 1-3)Myers, B. (1998). A Brief History to Human-Computer Interaction Technology. ACM Interactions, 5(2), 44-54. Johnson, J. et al. (1989). The Xerox Star: A Retrospective. (Reprinted in BGBG, p. 53 - 70) Gould, J. (1988). How to design usable systems. (Excerpt reprinted in BGBG, p. 93 - 121)Norman, D.A. (1988). The Psychopathology of Everyday Things. (Excerpt reprinted in BGBG, p. 5 - 21)Norman, D.A. (1992). Emotion &amp; design: Attractive things work better. ACM Interactions, 9(4), 36-42. </p><p>So far you have probably studied lots about Computers, butlittle about Humans and Interaction.</p><p>This course will concentrate on how these three areas come together. In this course you will wear the hats of many of these specialists.</p></li></ul>

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