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IAT 882 Tangible Computing

Spring 2018 Course Schedule

(This course was previously offered as IAT 884)

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Week 1 Topic Required Reading

Tuesday Jan 09

9:30 - 12:30

Room 5320 (Surrey)

 

Seminar: Introduction to Course

  • Overview of course
  • Organization of workshops
  • Deliverables, schedule & assessment
  • Introduction to the term project
  • Equipment requirements
  • Course & academic honesty policies

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details (go to Schedule and Handouts).

Start to Read for Workshops:

Hartman's Wearable Electronics Chapters 1, 2, & 6 on available under Course Texts on course wiki.

Physical Computing: Sensing and Controlling the Physical World with Computers (on 24 hour reserve in Surrey Library).

There Are No Electrons: Electronics for Earthlings (on 24 hour reserve).

If you need more electricity refreshing: "What is Electricity" and "Ohm's Law" on wiki under Electronics Resources.

In general, please bring a laptop or tablet to all studio workshops.

 

Week 2 Topic Required Reading

Tuesday Jan 16

 

Seminar: Introduction Tangible Computing

  • What is tangible computing?
  • Definition(s)
  • Historic overview of tangibles

Workshop: Before class, students should find 3 examples of tangible computing applications that interest them. (These do not need to be taken from peer reviewed papers). Review the questions in the workshop handout prior to class and start to think about the your answers. You will be required to work through these questions in class and present your answers for at least one of the tangible examples.

See IAT 884 wiki for details on exercise.

 

In advance of the Seminar please read:

Shaer, O., & Hornecker, E. (2010). Tangible user interfaces: past, present, and future directions. Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction3(1–2), 1-137. [Chapters 1,2 ]

Dourish, P. Where the Action Is, MIT Press, Cambridge, Massachusetts, 2001. [Chapters 1, 2] (on 24 hour reserve)

Studio Workshop Preparation:

Read: Hartman's Wearable Electronics CH 1, 2, & 6 on course wiki.

See IAT 884 wiki for additional workshop prep.

 

Week 3 Topic Required Reading

 

Jan 23

 

Seminar: Conceptual Frameworks in Tangible Computing

  • What is a conceptual framework and why do we need one?
  • Ullmer & Ishii the first tangible computing conceptual framework -- design based
  • Klemmer et al. Why Bodies Matter -- theory based
  • Other frameworks (Shaer & Hornecker)

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details.

 

Seminar Reading:

Ullmer, B. & Ishii, H. Emerging frameworks for tangible user interfaces. In Carroll, J. (ed.) Human Computer Interaction in the New Millenium, Addison-Wesley, 2001, 579-601.

Klemmer, S., Hartmann, B. and Takayama, L., How bodies matter: Five themes for interaction design. In Proc. Conference on Designing Interactive Systems (DIS '06), ACM Press, 2006.

Shaer, O., & Hornecker, E. (2010). Tangible user interfaces: past, present, and future directions. Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction3(1–2), 1-137. [Chapter 5]

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop details.

Week 4 Topic Required Reading

Jan 30

 

Seminar: More Frameworks & Models of research in tangible computing

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details.

Seminar Reading:

Shaer, O., & Hornecker, E. (2010). Tangible user interfaces: past, present, and future directions. Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction3(1–2), 1-137. [Chapters 3,4]

Antle, A. N. and Wise, A.F. Getting down to details: Using theories of cognition and learning to inform tangible user interface design, Interacting with Computers 25, 1 (2013), 1-20. DOI: 10.1093/iwc/iws007

Stolterman, E. & Wilberg, M. 2010. Concept-Driven Interaction Design Research, Human Computer Interaction, 25, 99-118.

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop details.

Week 5 Topic Required Reading

Feb 6

 

Seminar: Collaboration and social interaction

Discuss student presentations & Schedule

Workshop Proposals.

Workshop:See IAT 884 wiki for details.

Reminder: Proposals due by email to instructor and TA this Friday Feb 9 2018 by 6 pm.

Seminar Reading:

Hornecker, E. and Buur, J. Getting a grip on tangible interaction: A framework on physical and social interaction. In Proc. CHI 2006, 437-446.

Wise, A.F., Antle, A.N., Warren, J., May, A., Fan, M. and Macaranas, A. What kind of world do you want to live in?: Positive interdependence and collaborative processes in the land-use planning game YouTopia. In Proceedings of Conference on Computer Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL ‘15), ISLS Press. (Gothenburg, Sweden, June 7-11, 2015) [Best Design Paper nomination!].

Wise, A.F., Antle, A.N. and Warren, J. 2017. Explanation-giving in a collaborative tangible tabletop game: Initiation, positionality, valence and action-orientation. In Proceedings of International Conference on Computer-Supported Collaborative Learning (CSCL ‘17) 471-478.

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop details.

 

 

Week 6 Topic Required Reading

Feb 13

Seminar: Reading week -- No class

 

 

Reading Week -- Readings:

Antle, A.N. Embodied child computer interaction -- Why embodiment matters, ACM Interactions, March+April Issue (2009), 27-30.

Roher, T. The Body in Space: Embodiment, Experientialism and Linguistic Conceptualization. In Body, Language and Mind, vol. 2. Zlatev, Jordan; Ziemke, Tom; Frank, Roz; Dirven, René (eds.). Berlin: Mouton de Gruyter, 2007.

Wilson, M. Six views of embodied cognition, Psychonomic Bulletin & Review
2002, 9 (4), 625-636.

Shaer, O., & Hornecker, E. (2010). Tangible user interfaces: past, present, and future directions. Foundations and Trends in Human-Computer Interaction3(1–2), 1-137. [Chapters all remaining]

Week 7 Topic Required Reading

Feb 20

 

Seminar: Why Tangibility Matters. Putting theory, design and evaluation all together in Hands-on interaction and learning.

Presentation example: Notes and Slides [warning: 100MB] from class.

This CHI 2017 paper presentation will serve as a sample paper presentation as well as being about important content/theory.

 

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details.

 

Seminar Readings: Reading week readings.

Fan, M., Antle, A.N., Hoskyn, M. Neustaedter, C. and Cramer, E.S. 2017. Why tangibility matters: A design case study of at-risk children learning to read and spell. In Proceedings of Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '17), 1805-1816. [read -- sample presentation]

Esteves, A., Bakker, S., Antle, A.N. May, A., Warren, J. and Oakley, I. 2015. The ATB Framework: Quantifying and Classifying Epistemic Strategies in Tangible Problem-Solving Tasks. In Proceedings Conference on Tangible, Embedded, and Embodied Interaction (TEI '15). ACM, New York, NY, USA, 13-20.

 

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop details.

Week 8 Topic Required Reading

Feb 27

 

Seminar: What is Intuitive Interaction? The role of metaphor in tangible interaction design.

 

Presentation pairs and papers due to instructor by today 5 pm.

 

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details.

Readings (read in order):

Antle, A.N., Corness, G., and Bevans, A. Balancing justice: Comparing whole body and controller-based interaction for an abstract domain, International Journal of Arts and Technology, Special Issue on Whole Body Interaction: Applications, Case Studies, Evaluations and Critical Theory 6, 4 (2013), 388-409.

Macaranas, A., Antle, A.N. and Riecke, B.E. What is intuitive interaction? Balancing users’ performance and satisfaction with natural user interfaces, Interacting with Computers, Interacting with Computers 27, 3(2014), 357-370.

Optional/Recommended (if interested in metaphor theory): Johnson, M. The Body in the Mind. Chicago, 1987. [Introduction, skim chapters of interest] (on 24 hour reserve)

Optional: Antle, A.N., Corness, G., Bakker, S., Droumeva, M., van den Hoven, E., and Bevans, A. Designing to support reasoned imagination through embodied metaphor. In Proceedings of Creativity and Cognition (C&C ’09), ACM Press (Berkeley, CA, USA, 2009), 275-284.

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop details.

Week 9 Topic Required Reading

March 6

 

Presentations

Pair 1: Mily

Pair 2: Tal & Dongqi

Pair 3: Weina & Ann

Prototype peer review and instructor feedback.

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details.

 

 

Read: Presentation Papers.

Bring your prototype to class to work on and get critique from peers. Make revisions for next week's class.

 

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop details.

Week 10 Topic Required Reading

March 13

 

Workshop: Revised prototype peer review and tech trouble shooting.

 

Workshop: See IAT 884 wiki for details.

Bring revised prototype.

Workshop Prep: See IAT 884 wiki for workshop for details.

Week 11 Topic Required Reading

March 20

 

Seminar: Intro to distributed cognition and focus on hands-on interaction.

 

Presentations

Pair 4: Nafiz and Shubhra

Pair 5: Dash and Masoud

 

 

Readings:  Rogers, Y. A Brief Introduction to Distributed Cognition, White Paper, 1997.

Muntean, R., Hennessey, K., Antle, A.N., Rowley, S., Wilson, J. ?el??w?k ?? | Belongings: A tangible interface for intangible cultural heritage. In Proceedings Electronic Visualization and the Arts (London, UK, July 7-9, 2015. http://ewic.bcs.org/content/ConWebDoc/54933 [Ashgate Publishing Award for Best Paper]

 

Read: Presentation Papers.

 

Week 12 Topic Required Reading

March 27

 

Tutorials: How to demo your prototype. How to write a good paper.

Workshop: Refinement of prototype.

 

 

 

 

Week 13 Topic Required Reading

April 3

 

Seminar: Brain computer interfaces for young children.

Presentations

Pair 6: Irem and Amy

Pair 7: Uddipana and Brennan

 

Seminar Reading: Antle, A.N., Chesick, L. and McLaren, E.S. 2018. Opening up the design space of neurofeedback brain computer interfaces for children: Five strong concepts. ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction (ToCHI), 24, 6, Article 38, 1-33.

Read: Presentation Papers.

Send out 200 word summary of research prototype (i.e. paper abstract draft) to instructor.

 

 

Week 14 Topic Required Reading

 

April 10

Seminar: Presentation of Student's Research Prototypes

Seminar Reading: Review Summaries of Research Prototypes

Papers DUE: April 17.

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Teaching Courses

IAT 432
Design Evaluation


IAT 834
Mixed Methods in Design Research


IAT 884
Tangible Computing

Contact Info:

  • Email: aantle@sfu.ca
  • Phone: 778.782.7438
  • Fax: 778.782.9422
  • Office Location: Podium 2-2832