CSE 171: User Interface Design: Social and
- The class notes are not a substitute for the assigned readings!
They are often meant to supplement or correct the readings, and sometimes
are just what I felt like writing at the time, rather than what is most
important. Also, please note that the lectures and the readings other than
the text are often more important than the text.
- To read gziped postscript files, you must first extract the postscript
from the gzipped file. On Windows machines, this may be too arcane for the
Winzip Wizard, but Power Archiver should work; on Apple machines, the Stuffit
Expander should work. For viewing and printing postscript, use GSView or
Ghostview; these can be downloaded from the net, although they may be complex
to install. CSE Unix machines already have gunzip and ghostview, and older
versions of Netscape call them automatically.
Due 23 April.
Due 30 April.
- Due 2 April. Although theoretically this material should have been read before the
second class meeting, it is of course acceptable to have read it before the
- Due 9 April.
- Due 16 April.
- Chapter 3 of Shneiderman.
- Section 3 of the class notes.
- Communication and Collaboration
from a CSCW Perspective by Mark Ackerman. This paper is very
condensed and will need to be read several times by many of you; you may
need a dictionary, and the class notes will also help.
- The section entitled "Signs," in Semiotics for
Beginners by Daniel Chandler, University of Wales, Aberystwyth; you
may also want to read the "Introduction" and/or the "Preface"; if so, I
recommend doing so after reading the "Signs" section. You do not need to
have a deep understanding of this material; however, it is interesting to
get a taste of how semiotics is used in the humanities, and the historical
information is also of some interest. The most important points about
basic semiotics can be found in On
Notation by Joseph Goguen, which is required reading for next
- (Optional) read Are Agents an
Answer or a Question? by Joseph Goguen.
- (Optional) Direct
Manipulation vs. Interface Agents by Ben Shneiderman and Pattie Maes,
Interactions, 4, no. 6, pp 42-61, 1997. Digest of a debate held at
the 1997 CHI.
Due 7 May. These are suggestions to help you review for the midterm.
Due 14 May.
Due 21 May.
Due 28 May.
Due 4 June.
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