[I-U Logo] Advanced Topics in Human-Computer Interaction
MICT IT543: Third trimester 2001/2002, first modules, 1 credit

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Course Overview


The purpose of this course is to enable students who have already completed a course in human-computer interaction to (a) deal in depth with an advanced topics of current interest and (b) gain some experience in doing active research on one such topic. Likely topics include: (a) mobile and/or context-aware computing; (b) evaluation methodologies for innovative systems; (c) HCI issues raised by systems for e-commerce; and (d) universal accessibility and adaptive interfaces.


During the first class, the instructor will present for discussion some recent trends in human-computer interaction - for example, reporting on highlights of the main international conference on Computer-Human Interaction (CHI 2002), which will have taken place shortly before the course begins. On the basis of this overview, students will select topics and projects to deal with during the rest of the course. The remaining classes will be devoted to a combination of instructor presentations, students' presentations of the results of their work, and discussion of this material.


Readings will be taken from recent primary literature on the topics discussed. To some extent, students will gain experience in searching for such literature themselves, either in the internet or in the IU library. The instructor's slides will be distributed in class, as will the slides of student presentations.