Bill Manaris : Fall 2016 / CSCI 380 Homework 1

Assigned: Wednesday, Aug. 24, 2016
Due Date: Wednesday, Aug. 31
Due Time: 12:25pm

Last modified on August 29, 2016, at 12:38 PM (see updates)


Explore innovative user interfaces in a particular context.

This is an individual assignment. You must work on your own (but you may talk to the instructor and/or a librarian).


Find one conference or journal article related to user interface design and human-computer interaction (HCI). Select this paper from one of the following:

You may also find papers in the ACM Digital Library or the IEEE CS Digital Library.


The article should explore the development of a particular user interface, or some interesting research (or application) area of HCI. The article should have a reference/bibliography section at the end.

No Wikipedia articles, or other Internet-only / magazine articles, blogs, etc. will be accepted.


  1. Submit a printout of your document at the beginning of class on the due date. Your document should be typed and formatted appropriately.
  2. Attach a printout of the original article (annotated with highlights and comments on the margins, as described above).
  3. Be prepared to present what you learned from your article to the class. Your goal is to introduce this state-of-the-art HCI topic to your classmates.


Your grade will be based on the depth/quality of your work (e.g., explanation, questions, etc.), and your class presentation (e.g., 80% of grade).

You may also be asked to evaluate the presentations of your classmates (e.g., 20% of grade).

Relevant Quote

"We are drowning in information, while starving for wisdom. The world henceforth will be run by synthesizers, people able to put together the right information at the right time, think critically about it, and make important choices wisely." ~ E.O. Wilson

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