Proseminar: Human-Computer Interaction

  Course Information

Presentations Wed, 14:30 - 16:00
  2222, i10 Seminar room
Language English & German
Credits 3

Dieses Proseminar ist eine Einführung in den Bereich der Mensch-Computer-Interaktion. Aufbauend auf grundlegenden Veröffentlichungen zu diesem Thema vermittelt Ihnen das Proseminar eine neue Sicht auf die Benutzerschnittstelle und ihren Einfluss auf den Erfolg interaktiver Softwaresysteme. Dabei werden Sie Innovationen kennenlernen, die in den letzten Jahren Einzug in kommerzielle UIs gefunden haben, und solche, die bislang nur in Forschungslaboren existieren. Bei allen Themen handelt es sich um aktuelle Publikationen aus dem Bereich Human Computer Interaction. Sie werden eine Ausarbeitung schreiben und eine Präsentation halten, welche den aktuellen Stand der Forschung aus dem jeweiligen Bereich darstellen und diskutieren soll. Die Bearbeitung der Themen erfolgt in Zweiergruppen.

This proseminar is an introduction to the field of human-computer interaction. Building on basic publications on this topic, the proseminar provides a new perspective on the user interface and its impact on the success of interactive software systems. You will get to know innovations that have found their way into commercial UIs in recent years and those that only exist in research laboratories so far. All topics are current publications from the field of Interactive Surfaces and Spaces. You will write a paper and give a presentation which will present and discuss the current state of research in the respective field. You will work on the seminar paper and the presentation in groups of two.

Contact

Prof. Dr. Jan
Borchers

Marcel
Lahaye

For any questions about the class, please contact Marcel Lahaye, M.Sc..

Presentation Dates

Grading

Your grade will be calculated as follows:

Written Report 50%
Presentation 50%

Fields of Study

  • Informatik (B.Sc.)
  • Informatik Lehramt (B.Sc.)

Attendance Policy

To pass the course the student have to attend all presentations.

Course Requirements

Please agree to the Ethical Guidelines for the Authoring of Academic Work (Ethische Richtlinien für das Verfassen wissenschaftlicher Arbeiten) by signing the Declaration of Compliance (Erklärung zur Seminararbeit). Return the signed declaration on the first day of the seminar meeting.

The RWTH CS library offers a course to literature review (Literaturrecherche für Informatiker). This course is mandatory for all bachelor students to participate in our seminar.

Required Reading (before kick-off meeting):

Writing for Computer Science by Justin Zobel (available at RWTH library & Informatik library)

  • Chapter 10: Doing Research
  • Chapter 9: Writing Up


"How to Read an Engineering Research Paper"

Submission Milestones

All submissions have to be sent to the supervisor until 12:00 (noon) via mail. Include the tag [Proseminar] and the name of the topic as well as the milestone (e.g., "[Proseminar] Explainable AI, Report Outline").

Literature Review & Report Outline

Prepare 7+ topic-related research papers with a contribution and benefits statement stating the contribution type. Provide a clear structure of the final paper submission. What is the storyline you want to convey? How are you introducing the topic? What are the arguments you are providing? How are you connecting the papers to each other and your arguments? Include your papers into this structure.

First Report

This is the first complete draft of your seminar paper (10 content pages in the ACM Journal Template). We expect you to submit a version which you consider complete. No spelling mistakes, a closed argumentation, a complete bibliography, including all figures. The better your submission the better the feedback we can provide. If we need to fix spelling mistakes we have less time for in-depth feedback.

You can download the template or set up a collaborative Latex project using Overleaf. In both cases, make sure that you use the "Journal Small" documentclass: \documentclass[acmsmall]{acmart}

Slides

The first complete version of your presentation slides (Powerpoint, Keynote, Prezi, ....). Hand in slides which you would confidently use for a presentation on the next day.

Presentation (50% of Grade)

The presentation in front of the other students and your supervisor. We expect a well-prepared presentation. Test your talk at least once in the room where you are going to present to familiarise yourself with the equipment and test your slides on the beamer in the room. The presentation time will be 20 minutes followed by a 10 minutes discussion where you will get feedback and questions from your supervisor and your peers. We encourage a constructive feedback interaction where you can learn from each other and have a fun conversation on how to improve your presentation style.

Final Report (50% of Grade)

Your final submission of your seminar paper.

Milestone Dates

For the milestones "Literature Review and Report Outline" and "Slides" you can get feedback from your supervisor. For this, make an appointment in the week after the submission deadline.

#TopicTeamSupervisorLiterature Review and Report OutlineSlidesPresentationFinal ReportMeeting Feedback (make appointments)
1       14.4.2020 5.5.2020 19.5.2020 2.6.2020 16.6.2020
1       14.4.2020 5.5.2020 19.5.2020 2.6.2020 16.6.2020
1       14.4.2020 5.5.2020 19.5.2020 2.6.2020 16.6.2020
2       21.4.2020 12.5.2020 26.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020
2       21.4.2020 12.5.2020 26.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020
2       21.4.2020 12.5.2020 26.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020
3       5.5.2020 26.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020
3       5.5.2020 26.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020
3       5.5.2020 26.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020
4       12.5.2020 2.6.2020 16.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020
4       12.5.2020 2.6.2020 16.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020
4       12.5.2020 2.6.2020 16.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020
5       19.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020 21.7.2020
5       19.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020 21.7.2020
5       19.5.2020 9.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020 21.7.2020
6       26.5.2020 16.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020 28.7.2020
6       26.5.2020 16.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020 28.7.2020
6       26.5.2020 16.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020 28.7.2020
7       2.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020 21.7.2020 4.8.2020
7       2.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020 21.7.2020 4.8.2020
7       2.6.2020 23.6.2020 7.7.2020 21.7.2020 4.8.2020
8       9.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020 28.7.2020 11.8.2020
8       9.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020 28.7.2020 11.8.2020
8       9.6.2020 30.6.2020 14.7.2020 28.7.2020 11.8.2020

Example presentation from Marcel Lahaye and Aaron Krämer

Previous Offerings:

- WS18/19- WS17/18WS15/16 – WS14/15WS13/14WS12/13 – WS11/12 – SS11SS09SS08SS07SS06 – SS05SS04

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