Handout 1: 8/29/95
Lecture: TuTh 12:45-2:00, HRBB 126
Instructor: Richard Furuta, HRBB 414C, 845-3839, firstname.lastname@example.org
Office hours: TuTh 2-3 or by appointment
Jenny Preece, Human-Computer Interaction
Approximate Grading Scheme:
25% Exam one
20% Exam two (final)
30% 5 Programming assignments
15% Term project
Rough course schedule
We will follow Preece fairly directly. Expect to read 3 or 4 chapters a week, augmented with
- We will to use electronic mail for announcements. You should check your account for mail
- If you need to get in touch with me and I am not in my office, please use electronic mail.
- Examinations will be comprehensive and will cover all course material to date (e.g., both
lecture, text, and discussions).
- There will be no makeup examinations. If you have a valid medical excuse, the examination
component of your grade will be computed based on the other examination.
- Projects are due at the beginning of class on the due date (i.e., at 12:45). Due dates will be
set to give ample time for completion of the project and will not be extended save for the
unexpected and unlikely major, long-lived catastrophy. (Individual accommodations will be
discussed if you have a valid medical excuse.) Start projects early_last minute computer
malfunctions will not be accepted as reason for delaying an assignment's due date. (Changes
to an assignment's due date will be avoided because they are unfair to those students who
have organized their time to complete the assignment.) Late assigments will be decremented
by 30% per day or fraction of day late, starting at class time.
- The purpose of the term project is to expose the student to a topic of current research interest
in the CHI community. The term project may take one of two forms: a research paper or
a programming lab. Each term project must be approved. You will present your results to
the class and your grade will reflect the quality of your oral and written presentation. Term
projects may be completed either individually or in a group, but the project grade will reflect
the number of participants.
- The discussion grade will reflect your in-class participation.