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News:

  • 12.03.15: The 2nd Chance Exam will take place on Wed., March 18th, 12:00–13:30 in Room 2222 (Informatikzentrum Aachen, Hauptbau, at our department).
  • 10.02.15: Final Exam (Aachen): 10.2.15, 14:30–16:30, Matr. No <= 319134: 9222 (Großer Seminarraum, E3), Matr. No > 319134: AH2, (Bonn): Main Lecture Hall
  • 17.11.14: Midterm Exam: AC: 18.11.14, 14:00–15:30, AULA 2; BN: 18.11.14, 14:15–15:45, Main Lecture Hall
  • 20.10.14: Taking DIS1 in Bonn? Here's how to register.
  • 20.10.14: Please sign the Declaration of Compliance and hand it in until the next lab (27.10.14).
  • 13.10.14: Please buy a copy of Don Norman's book "The Design of Everyday Things" for this lecture. You can order it at Amazon: Paperback (13.60€).
  • 28.08.14: First lecture WS 14/15 in Aachen: Oct. 15th, 9:15, room 5053.2a/b.
  • 28.08.14: First lecture WS 14/15 in Bonn: Oct. 21st, 14:00, room Main Lecture Hall.



Content

This class introduces students to the field of human-computer interaction (HCI) and user interface design. It covers the following topics:
  • Fundamental characteristics of human cognition, such as reaction time, rules of perception, and memory performance
  • Models of interaction between people and their environment, such as affordances, mappings, constraints, slips and mistakes
  • Milestones in the history of human-computer interaction
  • Principles of iterative design
  • User interface prototyping techniques
  • User studies and evaluation methods
  • Golden rules of user interface design
  • User interface design notations
After this class, students will know how user interfaces have developed over the past decades, and what constants of human performance need to be considered when designing them. This class forms the basis for the classes Designing Interactive Systems II (which looks at more technical aspects of user interface development) and Current Topics in HCI, as well as the Post-Desktop User Interfaces seminar and other courses from our research group. Students will be able to apply iterative design, prototyping, and evaluation methods to design usable, appropriate user interfaces in a human-centered fashion. All assignments are group assignments to foster collaboration skills, and project-based to strengthen project planning, conflict management and presentation skills. Learning to think in designers' terms is a crucial competence for computer scientists working on user interfaces, a job that requires collaboration in interdisciplinary teams.


Course Allocation:

Field of study:
  • Informatik (B.Sc.), (M.Sc.)
  • Media Informatics (M.Sc.)/Multimedia-Benutzung und -Wirkung/in Aachen
  • Software Systems Engineering (M.Sc.)/Areas of Specialization/Media Computing and Interactive Systems
  • Technical Communication (B.Sc.), (M.Sc.)
Number SWS: V3 + Ü2
ECTS Credits: 6
This lecture will be held in English. All assignment submissions and exams must be written in English.

Course Registration

Dates What to doRemarks
10.09. – AC:22.10., BN:23.10.14Register for the lecture in CAMPUS System Only 100 seats are available in Aachen
We give priority to those who need DIS1 as compulsory course and master students
27.10.14Registration results in Aachen will be announced. Make sure that you have access to L2P
10.11.14Last date to unregister
(to be announced)Register for the exam


Lecturers:



Times

Aachen:
LectureWed 09:15h - 11:45hRoom 5053.2a/bStarting 15.10.14
LabMon 13:15h - 14:45hRoom 5053.2a/bStarting 20.10.14
Midterm in-class assignment Tue 14:00h - 16:30hAULA 218.11.14
Final exam Tue 14:30h - 16:30hAH II and room 922210.02.15
Second chanceWed 12:00h - 13:30hRoom 2222 in Aachen 18.03.15

Room 5053.2 is opposite AH VI on the ground floor of the E2 building.

Bonn:
LectureTue 14:00h - 16:30hMain Lecture Hall, B-IT Center BonnStarting 21.10.14
LabTue 16:45h - 18:15hMain Lecture Hall, B-IT Center BonnStarting 21.10.14
Midterm in-class assignment Tue 14:00h - 16:30hMain Lecture Hall, B-IT Center Bonn18.11.14
Final exam Tue 14:00h - 16:30hMain Lecture Hall, B-IT Center Bonn10.02.15
Second chanceWed 12:00h - 13:30hRoom 2222 in Aachen 18.03.15



Grading:

Your grade will be calculated as follows:
Scored Items
%
Assignments A01–03 and Project
40
Midterm
25
Final
35





Missing the exam

  • If you cannot attend the exam for valid reasons (medical reason, exam schedule conflicts), you need to inform us before the exam, and submit a scanned copy of the evidence (medical certificate, course registration, boarding passes) within 5 days after the exam.
    • If the reason for missing the exam is valid, you will do your first attempt of the exam for the parts that you missed on the same date as the second chance exam.
    • If the reason is not valid, you will not get any score from that exam. If your overall score passed the course, you will not have a chance to take the exam again.
  • If you fail the course in the overall score, you will have to take both parts of the exam in the second chance.


Assignments

Assignments and project make up 40% of your final grade.

For assignments that are handed in after the due date, we will deduct one grading step for every 24 hours. Assignments that are handed in after they have been discussed in the lab session will not be graded and will automatically receive a 5.0 grade.

During the semester, each student must participate in at least one user test held at our chair or in the Psychology chair. This allows students to better appreciate average users, gain empathy with the test users, practice skill in test facilitator [Nielsen ’11]. We will announce available user tests throughout the semester.

Code of Conduct

We do not tolerate plagiarism or cheating. If you hand in any exam, assignment, or seminar paper that violates the terms of the No such attachment on this page, you will fail the course, and it may result in further consequences (Bachelor- / Masterordnung: §10 (4), DPO97: §8 (4)).

Required Reading:

Optional Literature:


We highly recommend you buy Norman's book, since you have to read it for class during the first few weeks. From the Dix et. al. and Schneiderman books you just have to read some chapters. You can find these books in the library.

Lecture video

Video recordings of each lecture will be available on iTunes U for reviewing

We aim to publish the videos within 72 hours after each lecture, but they are not an alternative to attending the lecture. Should the class attendance fall below 50% of registered students, we will stop publishing the videos unless class attendance is back above 50%.

FAQ–Frequently Asked Questions



Course Content


Aachen

Date Lecture Topic Date Lab Topic
15.10.2014 S01: Introduction, CMN Model, Fitts' Law 20.10.2014 L01: Fitts' Law + CMN, A01: Fitts' Law
22.10.2014 S02: Gestalt Laws, Information Content, Visibility, and Affordances 27.10.2014 L02: A01 Review, A02: Gestalt Laws
29.10.2014 S03: Mappings, Constraints, Seven Stages of Actions 03.11.2014 L03: A02 Review, A03: Seven Stages of Action
05.11.2014 S04: Knowledge in the World and Head, Errors, Principles of Design 10.11.2014 L04: A03 Review
12.11.2014 Objectified Screening (only in Aachen) 17.11.2014 Midterm Preparation
18.11.2014
Midterm Exam
19.11.2014 S05: History I - From Abacus till Macintosh 24.11.2014 L05: Midterm Discussion
26.11.2014 S06: History II - Visions, UbiComp, Phases of Technology 01.12.2014 L06: Project Introduction, Design Studio
03.12.2014 S07: DIA Cycle, Observing Users, Storyboards, Learning about Users 08.12.2014 L07: Project Review
10.12.2014 S08: Prototyping 15.12.2014 L08: Project Review
17.12.2014 S09: Evaluation with and without Users, GOMS Model 05.01.2015 L09: Project Review
07.01.2015 S10: Interface Efficiency, Golden Rules of Interface Design 12.01.2015 L10: GOMS Model, Interface Efficiency + Project Review
14.01.2015 S11: Responsiveness, Notations - I 19.01.2015 L11: Project Review
21.01.2015 S12: Notations - II 26.01.2015 L12: Final Exam Preparation
28.01.2015 No Lecture 02.02.2015 No Lab
04.02.2015
Project Presentation
06.02.2015
Project Blog Freeze
10.02.2015
Final Exam
18.03.2015
Final Exam (2nd chance)


Bonn

Date Lecture Topic Lab Topic
21.10.2014 S01: Introduction, CMN Model, Fitts' Law L01: Fitts' Law + CMN, A01: Fitts' Law
28.10.2014 S02: Gestalt Laws, Information Content, Visibility, and Affordances L02: A01 Review, A02: Gestalt Laws
04.11.2014 S03: Mappings, Constraints, Seven Stages of Actions L03: A02 Review, A03: Seven Stages of Action
11.11.2014 S04: Knowledge in the World and Head, Errors, Principles of Design L04: A03 Review + Midterm Preparation
18.11.2014
Midterm Exam
25.11.2014 S05: History I - From Abacus till Macintosh L05: Midterm Discussion
02.12.2014 S06: History II - Visions, UbiComp, Phases of Technology L06: Project Introduction, Design Studio
09.12.2014 S07: DIA Cycle, Observing Users, Brainstorming, and Storyboards L07: Project Review
16.12.2014 S08: Prototyping and Evaluation with and without Users L08: Project Review
06.01.2015 S09: GOMS Model, Interface Efficiency, and Golden Rules of Design L09: Project Review
13.01.2015 S10: Notations - I L10: GOMS Model, Interface Efficiency + Project Review
20.01.2015 S11: Notations - II + Final Exam Preparation L11: Project Review
27.01.2015 No Lecture No Lab
03.02.2015
Project Presentation
06.02.2015
Project Blog Freeze
10.02.2015
Final Exam
18.03.2015
Final Exam (2nd chance)







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