Core Lecture: Human Computer Interaction / Winter term 2017

 

Title

  Type Core Lecture (9CP)
  Time Tuesday, 16:15-18:00
Thursday, 16:15-18:00
  Place Lecture hall 0.01 in E2.2 (Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal)
  Starting Tuesday, 24th October
  Language English
  Links LSF, Moodle

Updates

  • The deadline for registering for a tutorial and group has been extended to Thursday November 2nd 12pm. We have added an additional exercise session.
  • Attention! Please note that the lecture will start in the second semester week on October 24th!

Description

This course teaches the theoretical and practical foundations for human computer interaction. It covers a wide overview of topics, techniques and approaches used for the design and evaluation of modern user interfaces.

The course covers the principles that underlie successful user interfaces, provides an overview of input and output devices and user interface types, and familiarizes students with the methods for designing and evaluating user interfaces. Students learn to critically assess user interfaces, to design user interfaces themselves, and to evaluate them in empirical studies.

 

Topics:

  • Fundamentals of human-computer interaction
  • User interface paradigms, input and output devices
  • Desktop & graphical user interfaces
  • Mobile user interfaces
  • Natural user interfaces
  • User-centered interaction design
  • Design principles and guidelines
  • Prototyping
  • Evaluation of user interfaces

Eligibility

This lecture replaces the UID lecture. Therefore students who successfully completed UID will not be allowed to take the lecture.

 

Transfer of credit from previous semesters:

  • “I have successfully completed the exercises and projects of HCI SS 17, but have not passed the final exam. Can I just write the exam?”
    Yes you can transfer your exercises and projects from HCI SS 17 to HCI WS 17/18, so you do not have to hand in exercises and project assignments a second time. However, this year’s course uses a different grading scheme, in which you will gain bonus points for the exam based on your exercises. Therefore your project score will not directly contribute a percentage to final grade.
  • “I have successfully completed the exercises and projects of UID SS 16, but have not passed the final exam. Can I just write the exam?”
    Yes you can transfer your exercises and projects from UID SS 16 to HCI WS 17/18, so you do not have to hand in exercises and project assignments a second time. We will apply this year’s grading scheme, in which you will gain bonus points for the exam based on your exercises.

Details on the grading scheme will be announced in the first lecture.

Exercises

Attendance of the tutorials is recommended but not mandatory.

 

Exercise sessions:

Date & Time Place Tutor Email
Monday, 12-14 Room 0.08, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Omair Shahzad Bhatti
Tuesday, 10-12 Room 0.08, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Xi Chen
Tuesday, 14-16 Room 0.08, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Sven Ehses
Wednesday, 10-12 Room 0.08, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Alina Makhkamova
Thursdays, 10-12 Room 0.08, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Georgia Patinioti
Thursdays, 14-16 Room 0.08, Building E 1.7 (MMCI) Alexander Müller s9axmu12@stud.uni-saarland.de


Tutorials start on Thursday, 16th November.

Registration

You do not have to register for this lecture beforehand. Just come to the first lecture and then register for an exercise group on moodle before Friday, October 27 11:55pm.

  • If you are a student of the computer science department: your user name and password for moodle is the same as the one you have received for the CS owncloud.
    Forgot your password? If you have forgotten your password or not sure if you have an account or not, try this link to reset your password. Use your university email address. Give the system about 20mins to send your credentials. If you do not receive an email after that time, make sure you check your junk/spam email folder before requesting for a new account.
  • If you haven’t received an mail regarding your account please contact Alex Fauss.
  • If you are NOT a student of the computer science department and if you sure that you don’t have an account, then please fill the form at this link.

Important: Later in the semester, a few weeks before the exam, you have to register for the exam on HISPOS. The registration must be made no later than one week before the exam.

Exam

  Date Venue
Exam 8th February, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:00 Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal, Mathematik HS I E2 5
Re-Exam 21st March, 2018 – 10:00 to 12:00 Günter-Hotz-Hörsaal

 

Literature

The lecture will be based on the book:
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction (Rogers et al, 3rd ed.)

Additional literature:

  • Shneiderman, B., Plaisant, C.: Designing the User Interface, Pearson, 5th ed.
  • Butz, A., Krüger, A.: Mensch-Maschine-Interaktion, De Gruyter
  • Preim, B., Dachselt, R.: Interaktive Systeme, Springer, 2nd edition (two volumes)
  • Dix, A.: Human-Computer Interaction, Pearson, 3rd edition

All books are available in the library (paper copy, some of them also electronic, see here http://www.infomath-bib.de/tmp/vorlesungen/info-core_human-computer-interaction.html).

Materials

Slides and assignments will be made available on the moodle platform.

Contact

Email

hci2017w@cs.uni-saarland.de

 

Lecturer
Prof. Dr. Jürgen Steimle

Tutorials and Organization
Daniel Gröger, MSc.

Tutors

Omair Shahzad Bhatti

Alexander Müller

Georgia Patinioti

Sven Ehses

Alina Makhkamova

Xi Chen