CPSC 701.81: Ubiquitous, Domestic and Tangible Computing

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The Blog

  • http://cpsc70181.blogspot.com/
  • create a google account. Once you do so, you will be able to post a comment.
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The Blog and ePresence

  • The blog is at: http://cpsc70181.blogspot.com/
    • create a google account. Once you do so, you will be able to post a comment.
  • ePresence
    • If you haven't registered an ePresence account, click go to http://nectar.epresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca/ and click "Join" at the top-right of the interface. Fill in the form and submit.
    • On the day of the event navigate to http://nectar.epresence.kmdi.utoronto.ca/ and look for your event in the Live Event schedule. Click on the event link. You will be asked to login with your username and password. If the event hasn't started yet you will be placed in a waiting room. When the webcast begins "Join Event" button will be available. Press it to enter the webcast room.
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Through the NSERC Network Research Networks, a video-based course equivalent to a 1/2 semester in Qualitative Field Research for User-Centered Design of Technology will be offered this coming fall. I will be including this as a course component if logistics work out.

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Through the NSERC Network Research Networks, a video-based course equivalent to a 1/2 semester in Qualitative Field Research for User-Centered Design of Technology will be offered this coming fall. I will be including this as a course component if logistics work out.

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This, year, this advanced course in Human Computer Interaction will focus on Domestic Computing and Social Science Field Methods.

The course is primarily project-based. Its contents is structured around:

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This year, this advanced course in Human Computer Interaction will focus on Domestic Computing and Social Science Field Methods. Its contents is structured around:

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  • a major independent project that you define that develops a requirements analysis of a domestic situation and that generates a prototype for that situation.
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The Blog

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  • create a google account. Once you do so, you will be able to post a comment.
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  • Microsoft's Easy Living Project
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The social science aspect of this course will be done primarily through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates, and exercises that you will perform; see below.

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The social science aspect of this course will be done primarily through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates, and exercises that you will perform; see below. A brief overview of topics is:

  • Introducing the Challenges of Qualitative Field Research and Placing It in Its Intellectual Context
  • Planning the Research Strategy
  • Data Gathering: What Makes for Credible Interpretable Field Data?
  • Interviewing and Contextual Inquiry
  • Artifact Walkthroughs and Naturalistic Usability Evaluation
  • Analysis: Clustering, Affinities, Dimensions
  • Wrap-up
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  • Required: Computer Science 481 or equivalent
  • Highly recommended: CPSC 681 or equivalent
  • Or Permission of the instructor: saul.greenberg@ucalgary.ca
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  • Instructor: Saul Greenberg
  • Semester: Fall, 2008
  • Time: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday.
  • Video Conference. The Social Science video conference is currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This goes beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework.
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(:table border=1 cellspacing=5 :) (:cellnr align=right :) Instructor: (:cell :)Saul Greenberg (:cellnr align=right :) Semester: (:cell :)Fall, 2008 (:cellnr align=right :) Time (:cell :)Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday. (:cellnr align=right :) Video Conference (:cell :) Part of this course includes a Social Science component, delivered by video conference, currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This continues beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework. (:tableend:)

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  • Instructor: Saul Greenberg
  • Semester: Fall, 2008
  • Time: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday.
  • Video Conference. The Social Science video conference is currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This goes beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework.

Overview

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Details

  • Semester: Fall, 2008
  • Time: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday.
  • Video Conference. The Social Science video conference is currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This goes beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework.
  • Instructor: Saul Greenberg
  • Official Course Information Sheet
  • Tentative Schedule
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  • Required: Computer Science 481 or equivalent
  • Highly recommended: CPSC 681 or equivalent
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  • Required: Computer Science 481 or equivalent
  • Highly recommended: CPSC 681 or equivalent
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  • September - December, 2008
  • Time: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday.
  • Video Conference. The Social Science video conference is currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This goes beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework.
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  • Semester: Fall, 2008
  • Time: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday.
  • Video Conference. The Social Science video conference is currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This goes beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework.
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Deliverables (tentative, may change)

  • Presentations, written summaries and in-class participation 20%
  • Assignments (Social Science exercises): 20%
  • Major Project: 60%
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Grading

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  • Assignments: 20%
  • Term Project: 60%
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Students with no background in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) sometimes ask me about this course. I caution that this is not an introductory HCI course (if you want an introductory course, take CPSC 481). Rather, it is an advanced course on a highly specialized topic in HCI. While people without any HCI background may be able to get through the material, they will have to work much harder and will likely not get as much out of it due to its specialized nature.

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Students with no background in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) sometimes ask me about this course. I caution that this is not an introductory HCI course. Rather, it is an advanced course on a highly specialized topic in HCI. While people without any HCI background may be able to get through the material, they will have to work much harder and will likely not get as much out of it due to its specialized nature. If you are looking for a basic introduction to HCI, or interface design, or basic HCI methods, I suggest you take or sit in on CPSC 481.

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Prerequisites

  • Required: Computer Science 481 or equivalent
  • Highly recommended: CPSC 681 or equivalent
  • Or Permission of the instructor: saul.greenberg@ucalgary.ca
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Prerequisites

  • Required: Computer Science 481 or equivalent
  • Highly recommended: CPSC 681 or equivalent or
  • Permission of the instructor: saul.greenberg@ucalgary.ca
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Note: The information on this page is tentative and subject to change.

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This advanced course in Human Computer Interaction will focus on Domestic Computing. The course is primarily project-based. It is structured around:

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This, year, this advanced course in Human Computer Interaction will focus on Domestic Computing and Social Science Field Methods.

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This will be a demanding, time-intensive course. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects.

The typical student in this course will be pursuing Human Computer Interaction as part of their thesis research, where their research will include aspects of ubiquitous, domestic and tangible computing. I strongly encourage projects that are tightly related to one's thesis research, and that can generate research results such as publications and/or thesis chapters.

At this point in time, the social science aspect of this course will be done through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates; see below.

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This will be a demanding, time-intensive course. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects. I strongly encourage projects that are tightly related to one's thesis research, and that can generate research results such as publications and/or thesis chapters.

The social science aspect of this course will be done primarily through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates, and exercises that you will perform; see below.

Typical Students

Typical students attending this course will be:

  • those pursuing Human Computer Interaction as part of their thesis research, where their research will include aspects of ubiquitous, domestic and tangible computing.
  • those pursuing some aspect of Computer Science (e.g., software engineering) that may require field studies in non-work settings

Students with no background in Human Computer Interaction (HCI) sometimes ask me about this course. I caution that this is not an introductory HCI course (if you want an introductory course, take CPSC 481). Rather, it is an advanced course on a highly specialized topic in HCI. While people without any HCI background may be able to get through the material, they will have to work much harder and will likely not get as much out of it due to its specialized nature.

Come speak with me if you are unsure.

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This part of the course will consume about one-half of the semester . Consisting of seven 3-hour Sessions it will cover various aspects of Qualitative Field Research including planning a research strategy, data gathering, interviewing and contextual inquiry, data analysis and interpretive issues. Students will also be specified assigned readings and involved in carrying out activities representative of tasks in a field research project. Further information and details of the course can be found by clicking the link above.

Instructors for the class will be Susan Dray and David Siegel of Dray & Associates, Inc. A small consulting firm with an international reputation, Dray & Associates specializes in user-centered design of systems and products. Dr. Dray, a leader in the Human Factors profession, has given over 80 talks at conferences and symposiums worldwide and published numerous papers and book chapters. With a strong background in psychology, Dr. Siegel has been involved in all aspects of consultation and usability, user interface design, and user-centered design processes. For more information on both Susan and David, please visit their website at www.dray.com.

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This part of the course will consume about one-half of the semester. Consisting of seven 3.5 hour sessions, it will cover various aspects of Qualitative Field Research including planning a research strategy, data gathering, interviewing and contextual inquiry, data analysis and interpretive issues. Students will also be assigned readings and involved in carrying out activities and exercises representative of tasks in a field research project. Further information and details of the course can be found by clicking the link above.

Instructors for the class will be Susan Dray and David Siegel of Dray & Associates, Inc. A small consulting firm with an international reputation, Dray & Associates specializes in user-centered design of systems and products. Dr. Dray, a leader in the Human Factors profession, has given over 80 talks at conferences and symposiums worldwide and published numerous papers and book chapters. With a strong background in psychology, Dr. Siegel has been involved in all aspects of consultation and usability, user interface design, and user-centered design processes. For more information on both Susan and David, please visit their website at .

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  • Time: Wednesday 10:00 am - 1:00 pm. If all students permit, we will occassionaly split the class time so that half is on Monday and Wednesday 10 - 11:15 (tentative) instead of a single block on Wednesday.
  • Video Conference. The Social Science video conference is currently scheduled as a 3.5 hour block on Wednesday. This goes beyond class time. If you have a time conflict, you will have to view the remaining video outside of class time as part of your homework.
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This will be a demanding, time-intensive course. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects. Due to the project nature of this course, auditors are not permitted. However, we do invite others to attend selected lectures and demonstrations with permission of the instructor.

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This will be a demanding, time-intensive course. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects.

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(:title CPSC 701.81: Domestic Computing :) A variant of this course, which concerned Ubiquitous, Domestic and Tangible Computing, was last taught in Fall, 2006.

This advanced course in Human Computer Interaction is primarily project-based. It is structured around:

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(:title CPSC 701.81: Ubiquitous, Domestic and Tangible Computing :) A variant of this course, which focused more generally on ubiquitous computing, was last taught in Fall, 2006.

This advanced course in Human Computer Interaction will focus on Domestic Computing. The course is primarily project-based. It is structured around:

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There is a strong likelihood that the social science aspect of this course will be done through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates; see below.

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The typical student in this course will be pursuing Human Computer Interaction as part of their thesis research, where their research will include aspects of ubiquitous, domestic and tangible computing. I strongly encourage projects that are tightly related to one's thesis research, and that can generate research results such as publications and/or thesis chapters.

At this point in time, the social science aspect of this course will be done through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates; see below.

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The course will be one-half of a single semester course. Consisting of seven 3-hour Sessions it will cover various aspects of Qualitative Field Research including planning a research strategy, data gathering, interviewing and contextual inquiry, data analysis and interpretive issues. Students will also be specified assigned readings and involved in carrying out activities representative of tasks in a field research project. Further information and details of the course can be found by clicking the link above.

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This part of the course will consume about one-half of the semester . Consisting of seven 3-hour Sessions it will cover various aspects of Qualitative Field Research including planning a research strategy, data gathering, interviewing and contextual inquiry, data analysis and interpretive issues. Students will also be specified assigned readings and involved in carrying out activities representative of tasks in a field research project. Further information and details of the course can be found by clicking the link above.

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Through the NSERC Network Research Networks, a video-based course equivalent to a 1/2 semester in Qualitative Field Research for User-Centered Design of Technology will be offered this coming fall. I will be including this as a course component if logistics work out.

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Through the NSERC Network Research Networks, a video-based course equivalent to a 1/2 semester in Qualitative Field Research for User-Centered Design of Technology will be offered this coming fall. I will be including this as a course component if logistics work out.

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There is a strong likelihood that the social science aspect of this course will be done through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates. See the Qualitative Field Research for User-centered design of technology for the tentative outline.

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There is a strong likelihood that the social science aspect of this course will be done through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates; see below.

Social Science Field Methods.

Through the NSERC Network Research Networks, a video-based course equivalent to a 1/2 semester in Qualitative Field Research for User-Centered Design of Technology will be offered this coming fall. I will be including this as a course component if logistics work out.

The course will be one-half of a single semester course. Consisting of seven 3-hour Sessions it will cover various aspects of Qualitative Field Research including planning a research strategy, data gathering, interviewing and contextual inquiry, data analysis and interpretive issues. Students will also be specified assigned readings and involved in carrying out activities representative of tasks in a field research project. Further information and details of the course can be found by clicking the link above.

Instructors for the class will be Susan Dray and David Siegel of Dray & Associates, Inc. A small consulting firm with an international reputation, Dray & Associates specializes in user-centered design of systems and products. Dr. Dray, a leader in the Human Factors profession, has given over 80 talks at conferences and symposiums worldwide and published numerous papers and book chapters. With a strong background in psychology, Dr. Siegel has been involved in all aspects of consultation and usability, user interface design, and user-centered design processes. For more information on both Susan and David, please visit their website at www.dray.com.

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This advanced course in Human Computer Interaction is primarily project-based, and is structured around readings related to the topics of domestic computing. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects. Contents include:

  • core conceptual and technical concepts in domestic computing;
  • human and social factors of domestic environments
  • realizing domestic computing through technical innovations

Due to the project nature of this course, auditors are not permitted. However, we do invite others to attend selected lectures and demonstrations with permission of the instructor.

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This advanced course in Human Computer Interaction is primarily project-based. It is structured around:

  • readings related to core social, conceptual and technical concepts in domestic computing;
  • social science qualitative field methods that give you the skills to analyze domestic environments
  • independant project that you define that develops a requirements analysis of a domestic situation and that generates a prototype for that situation.

This will be a demanding, time-intensive course. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects. Due to the project nature of this course, auditors are not permitted. However, we do invite others to attend selected lectures and demonstrations with permission of the instructor.

There is a strong likelihood that the social science aspect of this course will be done through a video conference offered by Dray and Associates. See the Qualitative Field Research for User-centered design of technology for the tentative outline.

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The advanced course in Human Computer Interaction is primarily a project course structured around readings related to the topics of domestic computing. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and sub-topics, where they gather and distill materials, and where they define and implement major projects. Basic contents include:

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(:title CPSC 701.81: Domestic Computing :) A variant of this course, which concerned Ubiquitous, Domestic and Tangible Computing, was last taught in Fall, 2006.

This advanced course in Human Computer Interaction is primarily project-based, and is structured around readings related to the topics of domestic computing. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and course sub-topics. They will gather and distill academic materials, and define and implement major projects. Contents include:

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Due to the project nature of this course, auditors are not permitted. However, we do invite people tto attend selected lectures with permission of the instructor.

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Due to the project nature of this course, auditors are not permitted. However, we do invite others to attend selected lectures and demonstrations with permission of the instructor.

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  • Developer Cookbook - software and examples for tools you may use
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THIS PAGE IS UNDER CONSTRUCTION

(:title CPSC 701.81: Ubiquitous, Domestic and Tangible Computing :) Note: a variant of this course was last taught in fall, 2006.

The advanced course in Human Computer Interaction is primarily a project course structured around readings related to the topics of domestic computing. Students are expected to take the lead in pursuing projects and sub-topics, where they gather and distill materials, and where they define and implement major projects. Basic contents include:

  • core conceptual and technical concepts in domestic computing;
  • human and social factors of domestic environments
  • realizing domestic computing through technical innovations

Due to the project nature of this course, auditors are not permitted. However, we do invite people tto attend selected lectures with permission of the instructor.

Details

Prerequisites

  • Required: Computer Science 481 or equivalent
  • Recommended: CPSC 581 and CPSC 681 or equivalent
  • Permission of the instructor saul.greenberg@ucalgary.ca

Deliverables

  • Presentations and written summaries: 25%
  • Assignments (two): 25%
  • Major Project: 50%
  • details...

Resources

  • Readings for the Course
  • Class Blog log in as saul@cpsc.ucalgary.ca
  • Developer Cookbook - software and examples for tools we will use
  • ACM Digital Library and HCI Bibliography - digital archives of papers
  • Other reading lists on these topics that I found on the web (try your own search)
    • Georgia Tech - Mobile and Ubiquitous Computing
    • Berkeley - Information Privacy in Ubiquitous Computing
    • Rutgers - Parallel and Distributed Computing
    • Utah - Pervasive Computing Reading List
    • Indiana - Ubiquitous Computing
    • Tech Hot Spot on Ubiquitous & Pervasive Computing
    • Calgary - Readings in Physical User Interfaces

Lectures

Student Sandbox

Students: The sandbox is a place for you to put your own materials for this course.

Who