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The University of Texas at El Paso
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Cs 4803 - Empirical Methods in HCI
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CS4803 CS8803 Empirical Methods in HCI Spring 2010 Syllabus Instructor David Novick Office Hours TBD Overview This course is an introduction to qualitative and quantitative empirical methods in human computer interaction The course covers methods appropriate for both development and research including observational studies usability evaluation assessment of effectiveness of interaction technology and comparison of evaluation methods Text Tullis T and Albert B 2008 Measuring the user experience Burlington MA Morgan Kaufmann Publishers Course Outcomes Upon successful completion of this course students will be able to demonstrate accomplishments of knowledge and comprehension application and analysis and synthesis and evaluation 1 Knowledge and Comprehension Explain the elements and applications of Contextual interviews Recording and analysis of users at work Usability testing techniques Empirical evaluation of user interfaces Hypothesis formation and experimental design 2 Application and Analysis Apply skills of Observation and analysis of people interacting with computers Usability testing of user interfaces Design and conduct of experiments evaluating effectiveness of interface technology Comparing the relative effectiveness of evaluation methods Basic statistical analysis germane to empirical methods in HCI Apply critical thinking skills germane to empirical methods in HCI Understand and explain research papers in human computer interaction graduate students 3 Synthesis and Evaluation Contrast the effectiveness of and know when to use different empirical methods in human computer interaction Discuss the limitations of empirical methods in HCI Standards of Conduct You are expected to conduct yourself in a professional and courteous manner as prescribed by the Georgia Tech Student Code of Conduct Graded work such as homework and tests is to be completed independently and should be unmistakably your own work although you may discuss your project with other students in a general way You may not represent as your own work material that is transcribed or copied from another person book or any other source e g a Web page The instructor is required to and will report academic dishonesty and any other violation of the Standards of Conduct to the Dean of Students Disabilities If you feel that you may have a disability that requires accommodation contact the Access Disabled Program for Tech Students ADAPTS http www adapts gatech edu adapts vpss gatech edu Assignments Reading and homework assignments will be handed out or announced in class If you miss a class it is your responsibility to find out what you missed You should expect to spend at least seven hours per week outside of class on reading and homework Grading Your semester grade will be based on a combination of four homework projects partly teambased two midterm exams and a term paper The final exam will consist of presentations of the term papers Graduate students will read and present papers from the research literature and write a term paper The approximate percentages are as follows Undergraduate 40 Homework 60 Two midterms Graduate 15 Homework 35 Two midterms 30 Term paper 10 Research paper presentations 10 Final exam presentation


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