The textbook will be supplemented by additional material made available through this web site below in the Schedule. Note that you have to be on the Texas A&M University computer network, or be using TAMU VPN, to access many of these documents.
This material will include useful pointers and references for your projects and homeworks. Questions about the on-line materials will be included on the exams.
Exams 40% Team project 25% Short assignments 25% Class participation 10%
Assignment List (to be updated throughout the semester)
Assignment 1: due 9/16/2014
Assignment 2: due 10/7/2014
Assignment 3: due 10/28/2014
Student Technical Presentations: due various dates (sign up sheets passed around in class)
Final Project Reports: due 12/9/2014
Homework late policy:
10% is deducted from your grade for every school day late up to a maximum of one week after the original due date.
First phase reports: due Sept. 30 (instructions)
Second phase reports: due Nov. 4 (instructions)
Programming for projects:
Done in language and operating system of your choice on machines to which you have access. It is your responsibility to ensure that your project can be demonstrated in the classroom.
class 2: (Sept. 4) Chapter 1, The Psychopathology of Everyday Things, slides
class 3: (Sept. 9)
Designing Games based on Real-World Data
Data-driven web entertainment: the data collection and analysis practices of fantasy sports players, and
class 4: (Sept. 11)
Supporting Heterogeneous Data Analysis
PerCon: A Personal Digital Library for Heterogeneous Data
class 5: (Sept. 16)
Chapter 2, The Psychology of Everyday Actions, slides
Assignment 1 due
class 6: (Sept. 18) Chapter 3, Knowledge in the Head and in the World, slides
class 7: (Sept. 23) Chapter 4, Knowing What to Do: Constraints, Discoverability, and Feedback, slides
class 8: (Sept. 25)
Multi-Application User Interest Modeling
Supporting document triage via annotation-based multi-application visualizations, slides
class 9: (Sept. 30) Project Progress Reports
class 10: (Oct. 2) Chapter 5, Human Error? No, Bad Design, slides
class 11: (Oct. 7)
Chapter 6, Design Thinking, slides
Assignment 2 due
class 12: (Oct. 9) Chapter 7, Design in the World of Business, slides
class 13: (Oct. 14) Multimedia Interfaces
class 14: (Oct. 16) Ubiquitous Computing Interfaces
class 15: (Oct. 21)
Exam I, (over all material up through October 9)
Study sheet for Exam 1
class 16: (Oct. 23) Project Work Day
class 17: (Oct. 28)
Assignment 3 due
class 18: (Oct. 30) Mobile Interfaces
class 19: (Nov. 4) Project Progress Reports
class 20: (Nov. 6) Project Work Day
class 21: (Nov. 11) Wearable Interfaces
class 22: (Nov. 13) Interfaces for the Crowd
class 23: (Nov. 18) Interfaces for Software Developers
class 24: (Nov. 20)
Exam II, (over all materials after Exam 1)
Study sheet for Exam 2.
class 25: (Nov. 25) Project Work Day
class 26: (Dec. 2) Final Project Presentations
class 27: (Dec. 4) Final Project Presentations
class 28: (Dec. 9) Final Project Presentations
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