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Course Description for Summer 2011:
I590/I400 Professional Preparation & Portfolio Development, Individual Planning for Interaction Designers
This course focuses on working with participants to assess and document individual competencies for professional practice as interaction designers, to design individual programs of skills and experience acquisition and self study in order to fill in gaps in competencies required for top tier success in the field, and to create first class, highly competitive portfolio records of accomplishment--both online and print form--that can serve to maximize opportunities, either in terms of employment or entrepreneurial contexts, or in terms of opportunities for careers in scholarship per individual ambitions . The pedagogical paradigm will include individual and studio-style critique, with frequent iteration and presentations to the group, as well as survey of contemporary best practices.

Depending on the composition, needs, and will of individuals within the class, we will also cover (and share) skills relating to static visual communications, such as Adobe Illustrator, Photoshop, Lightroom, InDesign, as well as portraiture and the construction of key images, layout and typography, personal site design including the direct use of CSS and HTML, and print media production. It will be possible to a certain extent to provide this instruction to individuals in the class depending on individual needs.

I expect the class size to be small (10-20) and as such, it will be possible to tailor the content to individual needs and goals, while keeping a common structure that encourages interaction between all participants. Registration information is here (I590). Registration information is here (I400).

PLEASE NOTE: This class begins on May 17th due to the CHI 2011 Conference.

REVISED 5.2.2011: Syllabus for I590/I400 Professional Preparation & Portfolio Development, Individual Planning for Interaction Designers I590/I400 SUMMER 2011 Syllabus

Course Description for Spring 2011:
I590/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 (I590). Registration information is here (I400). Registration information is here (H400).
Course Description for Spring 2011:
I561 Digital Imagery as Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design
This is the course formerly known as HCI/d Design II. It is a required course for first year HCID Masters students. It is not open to others, except under special circumstances with permission of the instructor. Beginning in 2011, this course will cover the same material as the Digital Imagery course described above as I590/I400/H400. 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

NOTE REVISED 4.12.2011: 2011 Combined Syllabus for I561 & I590/I400/H400 Digital Imagery as Meaning & Form in Human-Computer Interaction Design: I561 & I590/I400/H400 SPRING 2011 Combined Syllabus

REVISED 10.13.2010: Slideset from class: sustainable interaction design, design challenge based learning, digital imagery, & transdisciplinary design theory in twelve minutes (plus a bit) Slideset (18M)

REVISED 1.1.2011: Project 1: Digital Imagery as a Material of Interaction Design

REVISED 1.1.2011: Project 2: Documentary Images of Interactivity

REVISED 1.25.2011: Project 3: Digital Imagery as Technology & Information

REVISED 2.8.2011: Project 4: Something Analogue, Something Digital, Something Informational, Something Virtual

REVISED 2.15.2011: Project 5. One Part Technical & One Part Content: Focus and Lighting in Digital Imagery & Collections and Sequence in Design

REVISED 2.22.2011: Project 6. Images that Denote Shared and Externalized Memory and Cognition

Notes from the whiteboard: Digital Imagery & PRInCiPleS

REVISED 3.1.2011: NOTE REVISED DUE DATES - MARCH 22/24: Project 7. Digital Imagery as Social Mechanism: Awareness and Social Change (Design Research & Design Concept)

REVISED 3.8.2011: NOTE REVISED DUE DATES - MARCH 29/31: Project 8. Digital Imagery as Agency of or Documentary about or as Material of Design Prototype Sketching for Diversity (Original Images -OR- Design Concept Prototype Sketch)

REVISED 3.29.2011: Project 9. Stuff You Can (and Can't) Use: the Digital Commons

REVISED 4.5.2011: Project 10. Self Portraits & Identity in the Digital Age

REVISED 4.12.2011: Project 11. Best-of Portfolio

Course Description for Fall 2010:
I300 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction Design | FALL 2010 SECTIONS Lecture 13994 Practice 2119{6,7,8}
This course helps you build competence in the foundations of Human-Computer Interaction Design (HCI/D). The field of Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) has origins primarily in computer science and cognitive psychology. Nowadays, it also exists in a confluence with design as a discipline that owes to traditions of art, architecture, product design, and communications design. There is an extensive literature about HCI and much of it is collected in the HCI Bibliography and the Association for Computing Machinery (ACM) digital library.There is a bi-monthly periodical called ACM Interactions which serves both as a magazine for practitioners and an informal journal for researchers. This course takes a very design-oriented perspective on HCI/d. Registration information is here (I300).

REVISED 10.25.2010: Syllabus for I300 Foundations of Human-Computer Interaction Design | FALL 2010 SECTIONS Lecture 13994 Practice 2119{6,7,8} I300 Fall 2010 Syllabus

REVISED 9.7.2010: Design Research Suggested Project Template - ".doc" format

REVISED 9.7.2010: Design Concept Suggested Project Template - ".doc" format

REVISED 8.31.2010: Combined Suggested Project Template - ".doc" format

REVISED 8.31.2010: Design Research Project 1.A Time Keeping (& Time Telling Systems)

REVISED 9.6.2010: Design Concept Project 1.B (Time Keeping &) Time Telling Systems

REVISED 9.17.2010: Design Research Project 2.A Comfortable Spaces (& Comfort Control Systems)

REVISED 9.29.2010: Design Concept Project 2.B (Comfortable Spaces &) Comfort Control Systems

REVISED 9.29.2010: Design Research Project 3.A Music (& Music Culture and Discovery Systems)

REVISED 10.12.2010: Design Concept Project 3.B (Music &) Music Culture and Discovery Systems

REVISED 10.25.2010: Design Research Project 4.A Sustainability (& Futuring)

REVISED 10.25.2010: Design Concept Project 4.B (Sustainability &) Futuring

REVISED 11.2.2010: Design Research Project 5.A Diversity (& Social Inclusion Systems)

REVISED 11.8.2010: Design Concept Project 5.B (Diversity &) Social Inclusion Systems

REVISED 11.16.2010: Design Research & Concept Combined Projects 6.AB Representations of Self and Professional Presence

Course Description for Spring 2010:
I590/I400/H400 Digital Imagery in Human-Computer Interaction Design (Creating Meaning in Interaction and 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 (I590). Registration information is here (I400). Registration information is here (H400).

REVISED 3.31.2010: Syllabus for I590/I400/H400 Digital Imagery in Human-Computer Interaction Design (Creating Meaning in Interaction and Design): I590/I400/H400 SPRING 2010 Syllabus

REVISED 1.14.2010: Project Template - ".doc" format

REVISED 1.13.2010: Project 1.A Digital Imagery as a Material of Interaction Design

REVISED 1.20.2010: Project 1.B Documentary Images of Interactivity

REVISED 1.27.2010: Project 2.A Digital Imagery as Technology & Information

REVISED 2.3.2010: Project 2.B Something Analogue, Something Digital, Something Informational, Something Virtual

REVISED 2.10.2010: Project 3.A Digital Imagery as Social Mechanism: Community

REVISED 2.17.2010: Project 3.B Images that Denote Shared and Externalized Memory and Cognition

REVISED 2.25.2010: Project 4.A Digital Imagery as Social Mechanism: Awareness and Social Change

REVISED 3.3.2010: Project 4.B Documentary Images that Raise Social Awareness or Create Social Change

REVISED 3.11.2010: Project 5.A/B Digital Imagery as Agency of or Documentary about Diversity

REVISED 3.24.2010: Project 6.A/B Self Portraits & Identity in the Digital Age

REVISED 3.31.2010: Project 7.A/B Stuff you can (and can't) use: the Digital Commons

REVISED 4.7.2010: Project 8.A/B Something New (& Digital), Something Old, Something You

Course Description for Spring 2010:
I561 Meaning and Form in Interaction Design (Human-Computer Interaction Design II)
This is a required course for HCID Masters students. It is sometimes open to others. This course will be revised this year to be an advanced version of the design challenge based learning approach now used in I300. Registration information is here.

*REVISED* 4.6.2010: Syllabus for I561 Meaning and Form in Interaction Design (Human-Computer Interaction Design II): I561 SPRING 2010 Syllabus

REVISED 1.14.2010: Project Template - ".doc" format

REVISED 1.12.2010: Design Research Project 1.A Time Keeping (& Time Telling Systems)

REVISED 1.19.2010: Design Concept Project 1.B (Time Keeping &) Time Telling Systems

REVISED 1.26.2010: Design Research Project 2.A Music (& Music Culture and Discovery Systems)

REVISED 2.2.2010: Design Research Project 2.B (Music &) Music Culture and Discovery Systems

REVISED 2.10.2010: Project 3.A Diversity (& Social Inclusion Systems)

REVISED 2.22.2010: Project 3.B (Diversity &) Social Inclusion Systems

REVISED 3.1.2010: Project 4.A Comfortable Spaces (& Comfort Control Systems)

REVISED 3.8.2010: Project 4.B (Comfortable Spaces &) Comfort Control Systems

REVISED 3.23.2010: Project 5.A Sustainability (& Futuring)

REVISED 3.29.2010: Project 5.B (Sustainability &) Futuring

REVISED 4.6.2010: Project 6.A/(B) Representations of Self /(and Professional Presence)

older class resources ()

REVISED 11.9.2009: Syllabus for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Syllabus

Design Research Project 1.A for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 1.A: Time Keeping & Time Telling

Design Concept Project 1.B for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 1.B: Time Keeping & Time Telling

Design Research Project 2.A for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 2.A: Comfortable Spaces & Comfort Control Systems

Design Concept Project 2.B for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 2.B: Comfortable Spaces & Comfort Control Systems

Design Research Project 3.A for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 3.A: Diversity & Social Inclusion Systems

Design Concept Project 3.B for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 3.B: Diversity & Social Inclusion Systems

Design Research Project 4.A for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 4.A: Music and Music Culture & Discovery Systems

Design Concept Project 4.B for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 4.B: Music and Music Culture & Discovery Systems

Design Research Project 5.A for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 5.A: Sustainability and Futuring

Design Concept Project 5.B for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 5.B: Sustainability and Futuring

Design Research Project 6.A for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 6.A: Representations of Self and Professional Presence

Design Concept Project 6.B for I300 Human Computer Interaction Design 2009: I300 FALL 2009 Project 6.B: Representations of Self and Professional Presence

Syllabus for I590 Foundations of HCI/d Fall 2008: I590 2008 Syllabus

Combined Syllabus for HCI/d Design I399 and I561 2008: I399/I561 2008 Combined Syllabus PDF

Syllabus for HCI/d Design I300 2007: I300 2007 Syllabus PDF

Please feel free to use or adapt the following assignments for use in your course on HCI, especially if it uses the same textbook - Preece J., Rogers Y., and Sharp, H. Interaction design : beyond human-computer interaction. John Wiley & Sons, Inc. New York, NY. 2002. If you do use or adapt any of these assignments, I would greatly appreciate an email from you indicating that you found them useful.

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 2 Conceptual models and operational models Download PDF

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 3 Cognitive transparency and visibility Download PDF

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 4 Collaboration Download PDF

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 5 + optional/makeup assignment 11 Affect Download PDF

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 6 Design methods and processes Download PDF

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 7 The PRInCiPleS design framework Download PDF

2007 I300 HCI/d Assignment 8+9+10 Summative Evaluation, Formative Evaluation, Concept Sketching Download PDF

 

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

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