SCHEDULE

Week Date Topic Readings Deliverables
1 Sept 9

Introduction to the course

Introduction to HCI

Review course syllabus, assignments & become familiar with the CANVAS site
2

Sept14

 

Project scoping and team formation

Introcution to design thinking

 

Read “Project Scenarios” (Canvas)

Norman, D. (2013). Design thinking. The design of everyday things: Revised and expanded edition. (pp. 217-257). Basic books.

Tranum, Sarah. (2021). Designing a circular, regenerative food system. Trickle Up Design [podcast]. Available, https://www.trickleupdesign.com/podcast/episode-1-designing-a-circular-regenerative-food-system

World Café: Project scenarios

Sept16

 

Literature review workshop with Jocelyn McKay, DFP Research Facilitator (No readings)

No readings

 

DFP CREATE Professional Skills
Development Component [required for DFP]
3

Sept21

 

Field Methods

 

Blomberg, J., Burrell, M. & Guest, G. (2003). An ethnographic approach to design. In Jacko, J. and Sears, A. (Eds.) The Human Computer Interaction Handbook (pp. 964-986). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates.

Fontana, A. & James F. (1994). Interviewing: The Art of Science. In Denzin, N. and Lincoln, Y. (Eds.) The Handbook of Qualitative Research (pp. 361-76). Thousand Oaks: Sage Publications.

Hillesund, T. (2010). Digital reading spaces: How expert readers handle books, the Web and electronic paper. First Monday, 15(4): https://doi.org/10.5210/fm.v15i4.2762

Team Contract

 

Researcher Journal #1

Sept 23

 

Ethical engagement with participants

Compare ACM Code and Boilevin et al.

ACM Code 2018 Task Force. (22 June 2018). ACM Code of Ethics and Professional Conduct. Retrieved July 21, 2020, from https://www.acm.org/about-acm/code-of-ethics;

Boilevin, L., Chapman, J., Deane, L…. et al. (2019, March). Research 101: A manifesto for ethical research in the Downtown Eastside. Retrieved July 21, 2020, from https://dx.doi.org/10.14288/1.0377565

Toombs, A. L., Bardzell, S., & Bardzell, J. (2015, April). The proper care and feeding of hackerspaces: Care ethics and cultures of making. In Proceedings of the 33rd annual ACM conference on human factors in computing systems (pp. 629-638).

Upload TCPS2 certificate

Read HCI course ethics application

Researcher journal #2

4

Sept 28

 

Working class: workshop ethics materials No readings

Empathize milestone: Annotated bibliography

Define milestone, deliverable #1 – bring draft ethics materials to class

Sept 30

 

Statutory holiday No class
5 Oct 5

Qualitative data analysis

 

Halbert, H., & Nathan, L. P. (2015, February). Designing for discomfort: Supporting critical reflection through interactive tools. In Proceedings of the 18th ACM Conference on Computer Supported Cooperative Work & Social Computing (pp. 349-360).

Hsieh, H. F., & Shannon, S. E. (2005). Three approaches to qualitative content analysis. Qualitative health research, 15(9), 1277-1288.

Lazar, J., Feng, J. H., & Hochheiser, H. (2017). Analyzing qualitative data. Research methods in human-computer interaction. (299-327). Morgan Kaufmann.

Researcher Journal #3

Oct 7

 

Personas and journey maps

Grocki, M (16 September, 2014). How to create a customer journey map. UX Mastery. Available, https://uxmastery.com/how-to-create-a-customer-journey-map/ 

Matthews, T., Judge, T., & Whittaker, S. (2012). How do designers and user experience professionals actually perceive and use personas? In Proceedings of the 2012 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’14). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1219-1228

Pruitt, J. & Grudin, J. (2003). Personas: Practice and theory. In Proceedings of the 2003 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’03). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 1-15.

In-class activity: sketching personas
6

Oct 12

 

Affinity diagrams

Holtzblatt, K. & Beyer, H. (2017). Contextual design: Design for life.  The Affinity Diagram (pp. 127-146). Elsevier Inc.

Vitale, F., Janzen, I. & McGrenere, J. (2018). Hoarding and Minimalism: Tendencies in Digital Data Preservation. Proceedings of the CHI 2018. Paper 587, 12 pages.

Define milestone, deliverable #2: Field work report

Oct 14

 

Task analysis

Establishing requirements

 

MacLean, K. (November 2013). CPSC 344/544 Supplementary material: Examples of Task Examples. [Uploaded by instructor].

Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2019). Discovering requirements. Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction (Fifth ed.). (pp 385-420). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

In-class activity: tasks, task analysis and initial requirements
7

Oct 19

 

Conceptual  design

Sketching

 

Buxton, B. (2007). Sketching user experiences: Getting the design right and the right design. Sketching interaction (pp.135-155), Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Inc.

Johnson, J. & Austin Henderson, A. (2002). Conceptual models: begin by designing what to design. Interactions 9, 1 (January 2002), 25–32. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1145/503355.503366

Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2019). Conceptualizing interaction. Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction (Fifth ed.). (pp 69-100). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

Ideate milestone, part 1: report
Oct 21 Working class No readings Ideate milestone, part 2: Conceptual models + team walkthroughs [in-class activity]
8 Oct 26 Prototyping

Preece, J., Rogers, Y., & Sharp, H. (2019). Design, prototyping and construction. Interaction design: Beyond human-computer interaction (Fifth ed.). (pp 421-447). Indianapolis, IN: Wiley.

Oram, L., McLean, K., Kruchten, P., & Forster, B. (2014). Crafting diversity in radiology image stack scrolling: Control and annotations. In Proceedings of the 2014 DIS Conference on Designing interactive systems. ACM, New York, NY, USA, 567-576.

Researcher Journal #4
Oct 28 Evaluation of prototypes: discount methods

Wilson, C. (2013). Cognitive walkthrough. User interface inspection methods: a user-centered design method. (pp. 65-79). Newnes.

Wilson, C. (2013). Heuristic evaluation. User interface inspection methods: a user-centered design method. (pp. 1-31). Newnes.

Ideate milestone, part 2: Conceptual models and sketches
9 Nov 2 Usability testing

Greenberg, S. & Buxton, B. (2008). Usability Evaluation Considered Harmful (Some of the Time). In Proceedings of the 2008 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI ’08). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 111-120.

Lazar, J., Feng, J. H., & Hochheiser, H. (2017). Usability testing. Analyzing qualitative data. Research methods in human-computer interaction. (263-298). Morgan Kaufmann.

Lewis, C., & Rieman, J. (1993). Testing the design with users. Task-centered user interface design. A practical introduction (pp. 77-96).

Researcher journal #5

Nov 4

 

Experiments, part 1

Edwards, A., & Kelly, D. (2017, August). Engaged or frustrated? disambiguating emotional state in search. In Proceedings of the 40th International ACM SIGIR Conference on Research and Development in Information Retrieval (pp. 125-134).

Hochheiser, H., Feng, J. H., & Lazar, J. (2017). Experimental research. Research methods in human computer interaction (pp. 25-44). Elsevier Science.

Researcher journal #6
10 Nov 9 &11 UBC mid-term break No class
11

 

Nov 16

 

Low-fidelity prototypes No readings Prototype milestone: team presentations
Nov 18 Working class: prototype evaluation No readings Cognitive walkthrough of prototypes
12

 

Nov 23

 

Experiments, part 2 Researcher journal #7
Nov 25 Working class Evaluate Milestone, User test
13 Nov 30 Special topics in HCI

Costanza-Chock, S. (June 3, 2018). Design Justice: Towards an Intersectional Feminist Framework for Design Theory and Practice. Proceedings of the Design Research Society 2018, Available at SSRN: https://ssrn.com/abstract=3189696 (Links to an external site.)

Hope, A., D’Ignazio, C., Hoy, J., Michelson, R., Roberts, J., Krontiris, K., & Zuckerman, E. (2019, May). Hackathons as participatory design: iterating feminist utopias. In Proceedings of the 2019 CHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (pp. 1-14).

Maharawal, M. M., & McElroy, E. (2018). The anti-eviction mapping project: Counter mapping and oral history toward bay area housing justice. Annals of the American Association of Geographers, 108(2), 380-389.

Dec 2 Guest lecture No readings  DFP CREATE Professional Skills
Development Component [required for DFP
14 Dec 7 Medium fidelity prototype demos

No readings

 

Refine, deliverable #1: demos