Instructor: Dr. John Leggett Teaching Assistant: None
Office: HRBB 404 Office: None
Office Hours: MWF 10:00-11:00 Office Hours: None
Phone: 845-0298 Phone: None
Email: leggett@cs.tamu.edu Email: None


Text
Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, by Jennifer Preece, Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp; John Wiley & Sons, 2002.

Readings
Readings from the literatures of CHI, CSCW, Digital Libraries, and Hypermedia.

Videos
Videos will be drawn from CHI, CSCW, SIGGRAPH and other venues.

Grading:

Final course grades will be based on an average: A:100-90; B:89-80; C:79-70; D:69-60; F:59-0.

Exams
Exams are comprehensive and will cover all discussion in class, all readings and all assignments to date.

Homework
Homework will consist of approximately 5 assignments taken from the current topic being covered in the text or from additional readings.

Metaphor and Icon Lab
The Metaphor and Icon Lab consists of designing user interface abstractions and their icons.

Team Chapter Coverage
The class will self-divide into three member groups.

Note: Each class member should read the material before class and be prepared to participate in the class discussion.

Team Design Project
The class will self-divide into three member groups. Each group will design and prototype a future interactive device. We will brainstorm some of these devices and device ideas in class and you will see interesting ideas in the book and other readings for the class. The device will require some amount of industrial design. That is, the device will be a new physical object in the real world. We are as interested in the design process as we are the user interface. All design projects must be approved. This will be discussed in detail in class.