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Assigned: Wednesday, Aug. 26, 2015
Due Date: Wednesday, Sep. 2
Due Time: 11:20am

Last modified on August 26, 2015, at 11:12 AM (see updates)


Explore the state-of-the-art in human-computer interaction.

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


Find one journal article related to user interface design and human-computer interaction from the ACM Digital Library or the IEEE CS Digital Library.

Here is a list of academic HCI conferences to explore.

The article should explore a research (or application) area of HCI and should talk about the UI design of a particular system or approach. It should be something you are interested in learning more about during the semester. The article should have a reference/bibliography section at the end. (No Wikipedia articles or other Internet-only articles.)

  • Write a summary of why you thought this article was interesting/important, and what have you learned from reading it (one-two pages, normal font).
  • Create a bibliography with six items.
    • The first item should be the original article.
    • Look at the references at the end this article, and highlight two references that you think would help you learn more about this topic. Add those two references to your bibliography.
    • Add three more references related to this topic, which you think may help you learn more about this topic. Those articles should not be listed in the references of the original article.
    • Here is an example of such a bibliography (use this format):
      1. Corey Manders and Steve Mann (2006), "Handheld Electronic Camera Flash Lamp as a Tangible User-Interface for Creating Expressive Visual Art Works", Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM international conference on Multimedia, Santa Barbara, CA, USA, pages 509-518.
      2. Steve Mann (2001), Intelligent Image Processing, John Wiley & Sons, Inc.
      3. Ernest Edmonds, et al. (2004), "Audio-Visual Interfaces in Digital Art", Proceedings of the 2004 ACM SIGCHI International Conference on Advances in Computer Entertainment Technology, Singapore, pages: 331-336.
      4. Joseph Nalven, et al. (2005), Going Digital: The Practice and Vision of Digital Artists, Course Technology.
      5. Subrata Dasgupta (1994), Creativity in Invention and Design : Computational and Cognitive Explorations of Technological Originality, Cambridge University Press.
      6. Peter Maning (2004), Electronic and Computer Music, Oxford University Press.
  • Print the original article, and highlight interesting passages. Write comments and questions on the margins. Also, highlight the two references you selected to include in your bibliography.


  1. Submit a printout of your document at the beginning of class on the due date. Your document should be typed and formatted appropriately.
    • Attach a printout of the original article (annotated as described above).
  2. 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.

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