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IT 604 classes will be held on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 5.05 pm to 6.30 pm in the IDC auditorium.

Schedule and Contents

Date Contents
Jan 4 Introduction to HCI, course overview, assignment 1
Jan 6 Psychology of everyday things, includes assignment 2
Jan 11 Knowledge and memory
Jan 13 Actions, human errors
Jan 18 Tutorial I, project groups and topics
Jan 20 User studies techniques
Jan 25 User models
Jan 27 Goals of interaction design, designing with personas, scenarios and story boards, quiz
Feb 1 NID Tutorial II, user studies, personas, product goals
Feb 3 NID Tutorial III, scenarios, story boards, interface design
Feb 8 Intermediate project presentation
Feb 10 Intermediate project presentation
Feb 15 Heuristics, principles and patterns
Feb 17 Usability evaluation
Feb 22 Midsem week
Feb 24 Midsem week
Mar 1 Design process revisited
Mar 3 NID Tutorial IV, usability evaluation, design refinement
Mar 8 Mahashivratri
Mar 10 (Lecture postponed due to Institute Foundation Day)
Mar 15 Final project presentation / Feedback
Mar 17 Final project presentation / Feedback (contd)
Mar 22 Information graphics, Prof. GV Sreekumar
Mar 24 Accessibility, Abhijeet Thosar, HFI
Mar 29 Flow and emotional design, Vikram Chauhan, Atul Wadodkar and Atul Joshi
Mar 31 No class scheduled
Apr 5 Game Design, Abhishek Thakkar
Apr 7 No class scheduled
Apr 12 Kiran Sabnis, Mahindra British Telecom, End-sem discussion.
Apr 14 Animation in Interactive Systems (Prof. Shilpa Ranade)
Wrap up and lessons learnt.
April 21, 5 pm End semester examination (take home part)
Please note:
This is a tentative schedule. Contents and schedule are subject to variation, depending on faculty availability and completion of planned activities.

Text Books
  • Donald A. Norman, The Design of Everyday Things, Basic Books, (1988)
  • Alan Cooper, Robert Reimann, About Face 2.0 the Essentials of Interaction Design, John Wiley & Sons, 2nd edition (2003)
  • Deborah J. Mayhew, The Usability Engineering Lifecycle: A Practitioner's Handbook for User Interface Design, Morgan Kaufmann, (1998)
  • Jackob Nielson, Usability Engineering, Morgan Kaufmann, (1993)


Additional Reading

  • Jeff Raskin, The Humane Interface: New Directions for Designing Interactive Systems, Addison-Wesley Pub Co, (2000)
  • JoAnn T. Hackos, Janice C. Redish, User and Task Analysis for Interface Design, John Wiley & Sons, (1998)
  • Donald A. Norman, The Invisible Computer, MIT Press, (1999)
  • Theo Mandel, The Elements of User Interface Design, John Wiley & Sons, (1997)
  • Wilbert O. Galitz, The Essential Guide to User Interface Design : An Introduction to GUI Design Principles and Techniques, John Wiley & Sons, (1996)
  • Ben Shneiderman, Designing the User Interface : Strategies for Effective Human-Computer Interaction, Pearson Addison Wesley, 3rd edition, (1997)
  • Russell Beale, Alan J. Dix, Janet E. Finlay, Gregory D. Abowd, Human-Computer Interaction, Prentice Hall, (1997)

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