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Eli Blevis is an Associate Professor of Informatics in the Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/d) program of the School of Informatics and Computing at Indiana University, Bloomington. His primary area of scholarship, and the one for which he is best known, is sustainable interaction design. This area of scholarship and his core expertise are situated within the confluence of human computer interaction as it owes to the computing and cognitive and ethnographic sciences, and design as it owes to the reflection of design criticism and the practice of critical design. His scholarship also engages design theory, digital imagery and visual thinking, and design learning.

Dr. Blevis serves as Director of the HCI/d program at Indiana, which offers undergraduate courses, a two-year MS program, and doctoral studies. Dr. Blevis is also affiliated from time to time as Visiting Professor of Interaction Design for the Interaction Design Program of the MDes scheme at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University School of Design.

publications and vita

Publications
Google Scholar index is here and here.
ACM author index is here.
HCI Bibliography author index is here.
Research Gate Profile is here

Vita
Vita are here, Revised 21.05.2015

syllabi, handbooks, et cetera

REVISED 08.19.2015: DRAFT Human-Computer Interaction Design Master of Science Program Handbook: 2015/2016 Version 0.1 (42M).
REVISED 07.30.2014: Human-Computer Interaction Design Master of Science Program Handbook: 2014/2015 Version 1.0.1 (42M).
REVISED 01.16.2014: Human-Computer Interaction Design Master of Science Program Handbook: 2013/2014 Version 1.0.2 (39M).
Course Syllabus for Fall 2015:
REVISED 08.19.2015: New Class: Sustainability in HCI/d I400/H400/I590
Image: Rose 2010.05.19. Additional photographs are here.
Course Description for Spring 2015:
I694 Thesis/Project for HCI/d MS Students REVISED 01/14/2015: 2015 Syllabus for I694 Thesis and Demonstration Project/Thesis in Human-Computer Interaction Design.

REVISED 1/5/2014: 2014 Syllabus for I694 Capstone Project/Thesis in Human-Computer Interaction Design.
Registration information is here.
Resources:

REVISED 4/11/2014: 2014 Print Form Template (zip), design courtesy Steve Tularak.
REVISED 1/8/2013: 2013 Print Form Template (PDF).
REVISED 1/8/2013: 2013 Print Form Template (indd).
REVISED 4/3/2014: 2014 Poster Format (zip).

Course Description for Spring 2013:
I694 Thesis/Project for HCI/d MS Students
REVISED 1/30/2013: 2013 Syllabus for I694 Capstone Project/Thesis in Human-Computer Interaction Design.
Registration information is here.
Resources:

REVISED 1/8/2013: 2013 Print Form Template (PDF).
REVISED 1/8/2013: 2013 Print Form Template (indd).
REVISED 1/22/2013: 2013 Poster Format (PDF).
REVISED 1/22/2013: 2013 Poster Format (indd).

Archive of resources from Spring 2012:

REVISED 4/10/2012: 2012 Syllabus for I694 Capstone Project/Thesis in Human-Computer Interaction Design.
REVISED 3/22/2012: 2012 Poster Format (PDF).
REVISED 3/22/2012: 2012 Poster Format (indd).
REVISED 1/26/2012: 2012 Print Form Template (PDF).
REVISED 1/26/2012: 2012 Print Form Template (indd).

Course Description for Spring 2015:
I561 Visual Thinking, Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design
This is a required course for MS HCI/d students. Others may register with permission of the instructor. Registration information is here.

REVISED 04/08/2015: 2015 Syllabus for I561 Visual Thinking, Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design.

Course Description for Spring 2014:
I561 Visual Thinking, Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design
This is a required course for MS HCI/d students. Others may register with permission of the instructor. Registration information is here.

REVISED 4/16/2014: 2014 Syllabus for I561 Visual Thinking, Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design.

Course Description for Spring 2013:
I400/H400 Digital Imagery as Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design
We will look at the notion and use of still digital imagery as a material of interaction design, as information, social mechanisms, and technology, as well as techniques of digital image making and use. The class will be primarily studio-based--that is, participants will be asked to complete assigned projects and show their work in class for discussion and critique. Reading assignments will be selected from online sources. Photography experience is neither prerequisite nor exclusionary, as the course will primarily reflect on the nature and transformations of the artifacts of externalized visual memories that digital technologies have created and predict. A cell phone camera will do at minimum for the class assignments, but other options will be discussed in class and understanding the range of technologies associated with digital imagery will be within the scope of this class. Registration information is here (I400). Registration information is here (H400).
Course Description for Spring 2013:
I561 Digital Imagery as Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design
This is the course formerly known as HCI/d Design II. It was a required course for first year HCI/d MS students. This year, it is an elective. The course covers the same material as the Digital Imagery course described above as I400/H400, with added expectations for the graduate students. Registration information is here. You can read about the pedagogical approach here: Blevis, E. (2010). Design Challenge Based Learning (DCBL) and Sustainable Pedagogical Practice. interactions 17, 3 (May. 2010). Download PDF or Interactions online or ACM digital library

REVISED 4/3/2013: 2013 Combined Syllabus for I561 & I400/H400 Digital Imagery as Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design.

Archive of resources from Spring 2012:

REVISED 4/10/2012: 2012 Combined Syllabus for I561 & I400/H400 Digital Imagery as Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design.

Course Descriptions for Fall 2012
Fall 2012 @ PolyU
REVISED 11/2/2012: Visiting Syllabus for the PolyU Interaction Design Program @ PolyU, Fall 2012.

REVISED 9/5/2012: 2012 Print Form Template Project 1 (PDF).
REVISED 9/5/2012: 2012 Print Form Template Project 1 (indd).
REVISED 9/5/2012: 2012 Print Form Template Project 1 (idml) (CS4+ compatible).
REVISED 9/21/2012: 2012 Print Form Template Project 1 Pansy Hui's Version (zip).
Slides from class
Course Description for Fall 2011:
I590/I400/H400 Visual Literacy in Human-Computer Interaction/Design
This is a new course that is required for first year HCI/d MS students. The course will be a Design Challenge Based Learning (DCBL) skills oriented class targeted at acquiring specific competencies with Illustrator, InDesign, direct coding in HTML, CSS and the relationship of CSS to typesetting, secondarily Lightroom, Photoshop, and presentation preparation, but not Flash nor PHP nor Java etc. It is open also to undergraduates who have done well in I300, or are similarly qualified. The class is in three parts, namely
PART 1 - Structuring Design Explanations for Slide-sets, Web, and Print
PART II - Technical Illustration, Diagrammatic Reasoning & Sequencing
PART III - Integrating Visual Literacy into Design

Please note that this class is primarily about acquiring visual literacy skills as well as learning these specific tool applications. Students are evaluated on the clarity of visual expression and meaning making in the context of HCI, interaction design, and strategic design planning, as well as on their mastery of the tools.

Registration information is here (I590). Registration information is here (I400). Registration information is here (H400).
REVISED 11.9.2011 Syllabus: I590/I400/H400 Visual Literacy in Human-Computer Interaction/Design
Image: Night Blooming Cactus, 2011 (11.3M). Additional photographs are here.

contact

eli blevis, phd
associate professor of informatics
human-computer interaction design
school of informatics and computing
indiana university at bloomington
eblevis [at] indiana [dot] edu

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