05-830, Advanced User Interface Software, Spring, 2013

Tuesday,
Jan. 15, 2013

1. Course organization; Evaluating Tools

See slides for the lecture 1

Required Readings:

  • Clarke, Steve, “Measuring API Usability.Dr. Dobb's Journal; Special Windows/.NET Supplement, May, 2004. pp. S6-S9. html
  • Jeffrey Stylos and Brad Myers, "Mapping the Space of API Design Decisions," 2007 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC'07. Sept 23-27, 2007, Coeur d'Alene, Idaho. pp. 50-57. ieee or local pdf
  • Jakob Nielsen, Heuristic Evaluation. On line in html format. Includes list of 10 heuristics.
  • Brian Ellis, Jeffrey Stylos, and Brad Myers. "The Factory Pattern in API Design: A Usability Evaluation". International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE'2007). May 20-26, 2007. Minneapolis, MN. pp. 302-312. ACM DL or local pdf
  • T.R.G. Green, Cognitive Dimensions of Notations. Cognitive Dimensions of Notations Resource Site

Recommended Readings:

  • Nielsen Text: Chapter 5 (Heuristic Evaluation)
  • Jeffrey Stylos, Brad A. Myers. "The Implications of Method Placement on API Learnability," Sixteenth ACM SIGSOFT Symposium on Foundations of Software Engineering (FSE 2008). Atlanta, GA, November 9-14, 2008. 105-112. ACM DL or  local pdf
  • Jeffrey Stylos and Steven Clarke. "Usability Implications of Requiring Parameters in Objects' Constructors". International Conference on Software Engineering (ICSE 2007). May 20-26, 2007. Minneapolis, MN. pp. 529-539. ACM DL or local pdf
  • Jack Beaton, Sae Young Jeong, Yingyu Xie, Jeffrey Stylos, Brad A. Myers. "Usability Challenges for Enterprise Service-Oriented Architecture APIs," 2008 IEEE Symposium on Visual Languages and Human-Centric Computing, VL/HCC'08. Sept 15-18, 2008, Herrsching am Ammersee, Germany. pp. 193-196. local pdf
  • Green, T.R.G. and Petre, M., “Usability Analysis of Visual Programming Environments: A 'Cognitive Dimensions' Framework.Journal of Visual Languages and Computing, 1996. 7(2): pp. 131-174. ScienceDirect
    Includes an analysis of HyperCard
  • Matthew Conway, et. al., "Alice: lessons learned from building a 3D system for novices", CHI'2000. pp. 486-493. ACM DL or see this html summary.
    Alice was informed by many user studies over the years.
  • Ko A.J. and Myers B.A. (2009). "Finding Causes of Program Output with the Java Whyline." ACM Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '09), Boston, MA, to appear. local pdf

Start on Homework 1

Thursday,
Jan. 17, 2013

2. Basic Computer Graphics

See slides for the lecture 2

Required Readings:

  • New Foley & van Dam, pp. 25-40, 52-60
  • old Foley & van Dam, pp. 132-134 (color maps)
  • These are combined into one pdf (link only works from CMU or with VPN, but also available on Blackboard under Course Content)
Tuesday,
Jan. 22, 2013

In-class presentation of UI Evaluations from HW1 -- each student gets 5 minutes

New Random Number
count
LAST NAME FIRST NAME Tool choice
0.01791905
1
Koo Sebon JavaScript language
0.060220703
2
Gardiner Steven AppInventor
0.077346224
3
Qu Lia Balsamiq
0.219033117
4
Piao Yang backbone JS
0.238396617
5
Balaraman Ramya Microsoft Expressions Blend
0.265200635
7
Dwivedi Vishal Yahoo Pipes
0.385054019
8
Gonzalez Restrepo Juan Pencil Project
0.396031426
9
Feng Chen Flash Professional
0.432608901
10
Nguyen Truc LabVIEW
0.473594796
11
Baldwin Mark Gtk
0.500229382
12
Schwarz Julia Qt framework

Homework 1 Due
Start on Homework 2

Thursday,
Jan. 24, 2013

In-class presentation of UI Evaluations from HW1 -- each student gets 5 minutes

New Random Number count LAST NAME FIRST NAME Tool choice
0.256822171
6
Chang Kerry Microsoft touchdevelop
0.525755036
13
Yoon YoungSeok Java SWT
0.563799326
14
Harpstead Erik Unity GUI
0.616723196
15
Chaihirunkarn Chalalai Microsoft Visual Studio
0.656428438
16
Qi Yanan Java Swing
0.664279941
17
Helmbrecht Michael iOS xcode programming environmnet
0.750688354
18
McConahy Amber Eclipse
0.799245531
19
Tsai Karin Android toolkit
0.848533122
20
Jain Aayush Python language
0.878616222
21
Andolina Salvatore MatLab
0.980691485
22
Tsay Jason Sonatra - framework for Ruby

 

Tuesday,
Jan. 29, 2013

3. Other Output Models: Structured Graphics; Object-Oriented Techniques

  count LAST NAME FIRST NAME Tool choice
 
23
Kim Jenny VIM

See slides for the lecture 3

Required Readings:

  • Brad A. Myers, Richard G. McDaniel, Robert C. Miller, Alan Ferrency,  Andrew Faulring, Bruce D. Kyle, Andrew Mickish, Alex Klimovitski, and Patrick Doane. "The Amulet Environment: New Models for Effective User  Interface Software Development", IEEE Transactions on Software Engineering, Vol. 23, no. 6. June, 1997. pp. 347-365. local pdf or IEEE Explore Ref.
  • Brad A. Myers, Dario A. Giuse, and Brad Vander Zanden. "Declarative Programming in a Prototype-Instance System: Object-Oriented Programming Without Writing Methods," Proceedings OOPSLA'92: ACM Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages, and Applications. October 18-22, 1992. Vancouver, BC, Canada.  SIGPLAN Notices, vol. 27, no. 10. pp. 184-200. ACM DL Reference.
Optional Readings:
  • Calder, P.R. and Linton, M.A. “Glyphs: Flyweight Objects for User Interfaces,” in  Proceedings UIST'90: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology. 1990. Snowbird, Utah: pp. 92-101. ACM DL Ref
Thursday,
Jan. 31, 2013

4. Why are user interfaces hard to design and implement? and Types of User Interfaces

See slides for the lecture 4

Required Readings:

  • Brad A. Myers. "Challenges of HCI Design and Implementation," ACM Interactions. vol. 1, no. 1. January, 1994. pp. 73-83. ACM DL
    Discusses why user interfaces are important, and why they are hard to design and implement.
  • Brad A. Myers. "A Brief History of Human Computer Interaction Technology." ACM interactions. Vol. 5, no. 2, March, 1998. pp. 44-54. ACM DL
Recommended Readings:
  • Brad A. Myers and Mary Beth Rosson. "Survey on User Interface Programming," Proceedings SIGCHI'92: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Monterrey, CA, May 3-7, 1992. pp. 195-202. ACM DL or local copy
    Discusses what percent of the time and effort went into the UI part. (Outdated).
  • Nielsen Text: Chapters 1,  2 and 3
Amusing Reading:
  • Tyson R. Henry, Scott E. Hudson, Andrey K. Yeatts, Brad A. Myers and Steven Feiner; "A nose gesture interface device: extending virtual realities," Proceedings of the fourth annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, UIST'1991, Pages 65 - 68. ACM DL or local copy.
Tuesday,
Feb. 5, 2013

5. Conventional Input Models for Window Managers and Toolkits

See slides for the lecture 5

Required Readings:

  • Unfortunately, there are no particularly good readings for this topic, so nothing is "required".
Recommended Readings:
Thursday,
Feb. 7, 2013

6. Garnet & Amulet input models: “Interactor” Objects

See slides for the lecture 6

Required Readings:

  • Brad A. Myers. "A New Model for Handling Input," ACM Transactions on Information Systems, vol. 8, No. 3. July, 1990. pp. 289-320. ACM DL Reference.
  • Brad A. Myers and David Kosbie. "Reusable Hierarchical Command Objects," Proceedings CHI'96: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Vancouver, BC, Canada. April 14-18, 1996. ACM DL Reference
  • Brad A. Myers. "Scripting Graphical Applications by Demonstration," Proceedings CHI'98: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Los Angeles, CA, April 18-23, 1998. pp. 534-541. ACM DL Reference and local pdf and video. (Topaz)
Optional Readings:
  • Brad Myers, David A. Weitzman, Andrew J. Ko, and Duen Horng Chau, "Answering Why and Why Not Questions in User Interfaces," Proceedings CHI'2006: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Montreal, Canada, April 22-27, 2006. pp. 397-406. pdf and video 
Tuesday,
Feb. 12, 2013

7. SubArctic and its input models:
(Guest Lecture by Scott Hudson)

(Brad Away, DARPA ISAT Meeting)

See slides for the lecture 7

Required Readings:

  • Scott E. Hudson, Jennifer Mankoff, Ian Smith. "Extensible Input Handling in the subArctic Toolkit", CHI'2005. pp. 381 - 390. ACM DL Reference.
  • Jennifer Mankoff, Scott E. Hudson, Gregory D. Abowd. "Providing integrated toolkit-level support for ambiguity in recognition-based interfaces". CHI'2000. pp. 368 - 375. ACM DL Reference.
Optional Readings. The subArctic papers (which cover various specific topics) are:

Homework 2 Due
Start on Homework 3

Thursday,
Feb. 14, 2013

8. Overview of UI Software and Tools

See slides for the lecture 8

Required Readings:

  • Brad A. Myers. "Graphical User Interface Programming," chapter 48 of Computer Science Handbook -- Second Edition. Allen B. Tucker, editor in chief. Boca Raton, FL: Chapman & Hall/CRC Press, Inc., 2004. pp. 48-1 - 48-29. pdf  (This is a revision of Brad A. Myers. "User Interface Software Tools," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. vol. 2, no. 1, March, 1995. pp. 64-103. ACM DL Reference)
  • Brad A. Myers, Scott Hudson and Randy Pausch. "Past Present and Future of User Interface Software Tools," ACM Transactions on Computer Human Interaction, (Mar. 2000). Volume 7 , Issue 1. pp. 3-28. ACM DL Reference.
Tuesday,
Feb. 19, 2013

9. Software Organization: Lexical-Syntax-Semantics, Seeheim Model, MVC

See slides for the lecture 9

Required Readings:

  • William Buxton, "Lexical and Pragmatic Considerations of Input Structures," Computer Graphics, January, 1983, (17)1, pp. 31-37. (lexical, syntactic, semantic, etc.). html
Optional Readings:
  • Mark Green, "Report on Dialogue Specification Tools," User Interface Management Systems, G. Pfaff, ed. Berlin: Springer-Verlag, 1985. pp. 9-20. (Seeheim model)
    (Here is a pdf scan of the book chapter, but it is not generally available on the web. It is also on the course's Blackboard "course content" page.)
  • Glenn Krasner and Stephen T. Pope, "A Cookbook for Using the Model-View-Controller User Interface Paradigm in Smalltalk-80", Journal of Object-Oriented Programming (JOOP). August-September, 1988. vol. 1, no. 3. pp. 26-49. pdf scan at UCI
  • Stuart K. Card, Jock D. Mackinlay, and George G. Robertson. 1990. The design space of input devices. In Proceedings of the SIGCHI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems (CHI '90), ACM, New York, NY, USA, 117-124. ACM DL Ref
Other Readings:
  • Bass, R. Faneuf, R. Little, N. Mayer, B. Pellegrino, S. Reed, R. Seacord, S. Sheppard, and M. Szczur, 1992. “A metamodel for the runtime architecture of an interactive system: the UIMS tool developers workshop”, ACM SIGCHI Bulletin. 24 (1), 32–37. Jan, 1992. ACM DL ref
Thursday,
Feb. 21, 2013

10. Toolkits: intrinsics, callbacks, resources, widget hierarchies, geometry management

See slides for the lecture 10

Optional Readings.

Tuesday,
Feb. 26, 2013

11. Constraints
(including guest presentation by Stephen Oney on ConstraintJS)

See slides for the lecture 11 and
Stephen Oney's slides

Required Readings:

  • Brad Vander Zanden, Brad A. Myers, Dario Giuse and Pedro Szekely. "Integrating Pointer Variables into One-Way Constraint Models," ACM Transactions on Computer-Human Interaction. vol. 1, no. 2, June, 1994. pp. 161-213. ACM DL Reference
Optional Readings:
  • Stephen Oney, Brad A. Myers, Joel Brandt, "ConstraintJS: Programming Interactive Behaviors for the Web by Integrating Constraints and States", UIST'2012: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, October 7-10, 2012. Cambridge, MA. pp. 229-238. ACM DL or local pdf and video
  • Brad Vander Zanden, "An Incremental Algorithm for Satisfying Hierarchies of Multi-way, Dataflow Constraints", ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, 18(1), January, 1996. pp. 30-72. ACM DL Reference
  • Brad A. Myers, Robert C. Miller, Rich McDaniel, and Alan Ferrency, "Easily Adding Animations to Interfaces Using Constraints." ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'96, November 6-8, 1996. Seattle, WA. pp. 119-128. ACM DL Reference
Thursday,
Feb. 28, 2013

12. Guest Lecture by Scott Hudson -- Advanced Constraints

See slides for the lecture 12

Required Readings:

  • Scott E. Hudson. "Incremental attribute evaluation: a flexible algorithm for lazy update," ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems, Volume 13 , Issue 3 (1991), Pages 315-341.  ACM DL Reference
  • Bjorn N. Freeman-Benson, John Maloney and Alan Borning. "An incremental constraint solver," Communications of the ACM . Volume 33 , Issue 1 (1990). Pages 54-63. ACM DL Reference
Tuesday,
Mar. 5, 2013

13. UIMS Techniques: Menu trees, transition networks, grammars, Event Languages, HyperTalk, production systems, declarative Languages

See slides for the lecture 13

Required Readings:

  • Mark Green, "A Survey of Three Dialogue Models," ACM Transactions on Graphics (5)3, Jul, 1986, pp 244-275. ACM DL Reference
  • chapter 10 from Olsen's book: "Editing Dialog Models". User Interface Management Systems: Models and Algorithms.Morgan Kaufmann; (November 1991) (pdf of the chapter, but this is not generally available on the web), or Amazon listing for bookk,
Optional readings:
  • Robert J.K. Jacob,  "A Specification Language for Direct Manipulation Interfaces," ACM Transactions on Graphics, Oct, 1986, vol. 5, no. 4, pp. 283-317. ACM DL Reference.
  • Ralph D. Hill, "Supporting Concurrency, Communication and Synchronization in Human-Computer Interaction - The Sassafras UIMS", ACM Transactions on Graphics, Jul, 86, vol. 5, no. 3, pp. 179-210. ACM DL Reference
  • Philip J. Hayes, Pedro A. Szekely, and Richard A. Lerner, "Design Alternatives for User Interface Management Systems Based on Experience with COUSIN", Proceedings SIGCHI'85: Human Factors in Computing Systems, San Francisco, CA, Apr, 1985, pp. 169-175. ACM DL Reference
Thursday,
Mar. 7, 2013

14. Model-based tools: Creating the UI Automatically

See slides for the lecture 14

Required Readings:

  • Dan R. Olsen, Jr., "A Programming Language Basis for User Interface Management," Proceedings SIGCHI'89, Austin, TX, Apr, 1989, pp. 171-176. ACM DL Reference
  • Jeffrey Nichols, Brad A. Myers, Michael Higgins, Joe Hughes, Thomas K. Harris, Roni Rosenfeld, Mathilde Pignol. "Generating Remote Control Interfaces for Complex Appliances." CHI Letters: ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, UIST'02, 27-30 Oct. 2002, Paris, France. pp. 161-170. pdf
  • Angel Puerta, "A Model-Based Interface Development Environment", IEEE Software, 14(4), July/August 1997, pp. 41-47. pdf
Optional Readings:
  • Brad Vander Zanden and Brad A. Myers,  "Automatic, Look-and-Feel Independent Dialog Creation for Graphical User Interfaces," Proceedings SIGCHI'90: Human Factors in Computing Systems.  Seattle, WA, April 1-5, 1990. pp. 27-34. ACM DL Reference
  • Pedro Szekely, Ping Luo, and Robert Neches, "Beyond Interface Builders: Model-Based Interface Tools, Proceedings INTERCHI'93: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 24-29, 1993. pp. 383-390. ACM DL Reference.
  • Paterno, F., Mancini, C. & Meniconi, S. (1997), "ConcurTaskTrees: A Diagrammatic Notation for Specifying Task Models," in Proceedings of Interact-97, Sydney, Australia, pp.362-369. pdf
  • Dan R. Olsen Jr., Sean Jefferies, Travis Nielsen, William Moyes and Paul Fredrickson. “Cross-modal Interaction using Xweb,” Proceedings UIST'00: ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology, San Diego, CA, 2000. pp. 191-200. ACM DL Reference
  • S. R. Ponnekanti, B. Lee, A. Fox, P. Hanrahan and T.Winograd. “ICrafter: A service framework for ubiquitous computing environments,” UBICOMP 2001, Atlanta, Georgia, 2001. pp. 56-75. URL
  • K. Gajos, Weld, D. “SUPPLE: Automatically Generating User Interfaces,”
    IUI'04: Intelligent User Interfaces, Funchal, Portugal, 2004. pp. 93-100. pdf. See also the video.
  • Jeffrey Nichols, Duen Horng Chau, Brad A. Myers, "Demonstrating the Viability of Automatically Generated User Interfaces" Proceedings CHI'2007: Human Factors in Computing Systems. San Jose, CA, April 28 - May 3, 2007. pp. 1283-1292. pdf

Homework 3 Due (postponed until Mar. 19)
Start on Homework 4

Tuesday,
Mar. 12, 2013

CMU Holiday - Spring Break, no classes

Thursday,
Mar. 14, 2013

CMU Holiday - Spring Break, no classes

Tuesday,
Mar. 19, 2013

15. Interactive Tools: Prototypers (HyperCard, Director, Visual Basic), Interface Builders, Sketching Tools

See slides for the lecture 15

Required Readings:

  • James Landay and Brad A. Myers. "Interactive Sketching for the Early Stages of User Interface Design," Proceedings CHI'95: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Denver, CO. May, 1995. pp. 43-50. (html) or ACM DL Ref
  • James Lin, Michael Thomsen, and James A. Landay, "A Visual Language for Sketching Large and Complex Interactive Designs." In CHI Letters: Human Factors in Computing Systems, CHI 2002, 2002. 4(1): pp. 307-314. ACM DL Ref
    See also the DENIM Video (better version of video in a temporary place), (longer video, no sound)
Optional Readings:
  • Brad A. Myers. "Separating Application Code from Toolkits:  Eliminating the Spaghetti of Call-Backs,"  ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology: UIST'91, Hilton Head, SC, Nov. 11-13, 1991. pp. 211-220. ACM DL Reference
  • Walker, M., Takayama, L., and Landay, J. (2002) High-fidelity or low-fidelity, paper or computer medium? Proceedings of the Human Factors and Ergonomics Society 46th Annual Meeting (in press). 
    PDF
  • James A. Landay and Brad A. Myers. Just Draw It! Programming by Sketching Storyboards.   Carnegie Mellon University School of Computer Science Technical Report, no. CMU-CS-95-199 and Human Computer Interaction Institute Technical Report CMU-HCII-95-106. November, 1995. html or PDF
Homework 3 Due
Continue work on Homework 4
Thursday,
Mar. 21, 2013

16. Demonstrational Tools

See slides for the lecture 16

Required Readings:

  • Brad A. Myers, Richard G. McDaniel, and David S. Kosbie. "Marquise: Creating Complete User Interfaces by Demonstration," Proceedings INTERCHI'93: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Amsterdam, The Netherlands, April 24-29, 1993. pp.  293-300. ACM DL Reference. (pdf)
  • Richard G. McDaniel and Brad A. Myers, "Getting More Out Of Programming-By-Demonstration." Proceedings CHI'99: Human Factors in Computing Systems. Pittsburgh, PA, May 15-20, 1999. pp. 442-449. (Gamut) ACM DL Reference. (pdf)
  • Brad Myers, Richard McDaniel and David Wolber. "Programming by example: Intelligence in Demonstrational Interfaces," Communications of the ACM. March, 2000. vol. 43, no. 3. pp. 82-89. ACM DL Reference. (pdf)
Optional Readings:
  • Brad A. Myers. "Creating User Interfaces Using Programming-by-Example, Visual Programming, and Constraints," ACM Transactions on Programming Languages and Systems. vol. 12, no. 2, April, 1990. pp. 143-177.  (Peridot) ACM DL Reference
  • Brad A. Myers, Brad Vander Zanden, and Roger B. Dannenberg. "Creating Graphical Interactive Application Objects by Demonstration," ACM Symposium on User Interface Software and Technology: UIST'89, Williamsburg, VA, Nov. 13-15, 1989. pp. 95-104. (Lapidary) ACM DL Reference. (see also the video excerpt)
Tuesday,
Mar. 26, 2013

17. Component Techniques: Andrew, OLE, OpenDoc, Java Beans, Service-Oriented Architecture (SOA)

See slides for the lecture 17

Required Readings:

  • Andrew J. Palay, Fred Hansen, Mike Kazar, Mark Sherman, Maria Wadlow, Thomas Neuendorffer, Zalman Stern, Miles Bader, and Thom Peters. "The Andrew Toolkit - An Overview", Published in Proceedings USENIX Technical Conference, Winter 1988. Reproduced as ITC Technical Report 061. pdf
  • Chad Vawter and Ed Roman, "J2EE vs. Microsoft.NET: A comparison of building XML-based web services," June 2001. http://www.theserverside.com/tt/articles/article.tss?l=J2EE-vs-DOTNET
Optional Readings:
Thursday,
Mar. 28, 2013

Students Present

5) Toolkits for Mobile Devices & SmartPhones / starting with legacy devices and then focusing on iPhone and Android development - Michael Helmbrecht, Ramya Balaraman

Readings from Ramya Balaraman: "Toolkits/Frameworks available for cross-platform mobile development":

Slides for Ramya's talk

Required Readings:

  • IBM, Native,web or hybrid mobile app development, 2012. IBM Software Thought Leadership White Paper, pdf on blackboard.
  • Gustavo Hartmann, Geoff Stead, Asi DeGani, "Cross platform mobile development", technical report, March, 2011, Tribal, Lincoln House, The Paddocks, 347 Cherry Hinton Road, Cambridge, CB1 8DH, United Kingdom, m-learning@tribalgroup.com, pdf on blackboard
  • Ohrt, J.; Turau, V., "Cross-Platform Development Tools for Smartphone Applications," IEEE Computer , vol.45, no.9, pp.72,79, Sept. 2012. IEEE dl or pdf on blackboard
Optional Readings: Readings from Michael Helmbrecht on: "The use of the Auto Layout constraint system in iOS6+"

Slides for Michael's talk

Required Readings:

Optional Readings:
Tuesday,
Apr. 2, 2013

Students Present

2) Overview of one or more of the current Microsoft architecture: WinForms, WPF, Silverlight, Windows Mobile, Live Mesh, etc. - YoungSeok Yoon

Readings from YoungSeok Yoon: "Overview of UI Development for Windows Store Apps":

Slides for YoungSeok's talk

Required Readings:

Optional Readings:

4) Toolkits for CSCW - Jason Tsay

Readings from Jason Tsay: "Mobile-based Groupware":

Slides for Jason's talk

Required Readings:

Optional Readings:

  • Greenberg, S. and Roseman, M., 1999. Groupware Toolkits for Synchronous Work. In: Beaudouin-Lafon, M. (Ed.), Trends In CSCW'99, No. 7 in Trends in Software, John Wiley & Sons, New York, NY, USA, ch. 6, pp. 135–168. pdf
  • Peter Tandler. Software Infrastructure for Ubiquitous Computing Environments Supporting Synchronous Collaboration with Multiple Single- and Multi-User Devices. UbiComp'2001; Sept 30 - Oct 2, 2001; Atlanta, Georgia. http://citeseerx.ist.psu.edu/viewdoc/summary?doi=10.1.1.21.7316
  • Herskovic, Valeria, Sergio F. Ochoa, and Jose A. Pino. "Modeling groupware for mobile collaborative work." Computer Supported Cooperative Work in Design, 2009. CSCWD 2009. 13th International Conference on. IEEE, 2009. http://vherskov.ing.puc.cl/index.php/download_file/view/27/75/CSCWD2009-Modelinggroupware.pdf
Thursday,
Apr. 4, 2013

Students Present

6) Simple User Interface Toolkits and EUP for UIs - Vishal Dwivedi

Simple UI Toolkits Vishal Slides

Required readings

  • Morch, A., Stevens, G., et al. (2004) Component-based technologies for end-user development. Communications of the ACM, 47(9), pp. 59-62. ACM DL Ref
  • F.H. Post and W. Barth, Construction Techniques of Graphic, Direct-Manipulation User Interfaces, EUROGRAPHICS ’91 / Elsevier Science Publishers B.V. Eurographics Association, 1991. Cite seer link

Optional Readings:

  • Brad A. Myers, John F. Pane and Andy Ko, "Natural Programming Languages and Environments". Communications of the ACM. 47(9), pp. 47-52. ACM DL Ref
  • Conway, M., Audia, S., Burnette, T., Cosgrove, D., Christiansen, K., Deline, R., et al. (2000, Apr 1-6). Alice: Lessons Learned from Building a 3D System For Novices. Paper presented at the Proceedings of CHI 2000, The Hague, The Netherlands. ACM DL Ref
  • Pausch, R., Conway, M., & DeLine, R. (1992). Lesson Learned from SUIT, the Simple User Interface Toolkit. ACM Transactions on Information Systems, 10(4), 320-344. ACM DL Ref
  • Fabio Casati: How End-User Development Will Save Composition Technologies from Their Continuing Failures. IS-EUD 2011: 4-6.  SpringerLink

End User Architecting - Vishal Dwivedi (extra credit)

EU Architecting Vishal Slides

Required papers

  • Mark A. Linton, John M. Vlissides, Paul R. Calder: Composing User Interfaces with InterViews. IEEE Computer 22(2): 8-22 (1989) WebLink
  • Anders I. Mørch: Application Units: Basic Building Blocks of Tailorable Applications. EWHCI 1995: 45-62 Springer Link
  • David Garlan,Vishal Dwivedi,Ivan Ruchkin and Bradley Schmerl. Foundations and Tools for End-User Architecting. In Proc. 17th Monterey Workshop, Oxford, 2012, UK, Springer Ref

Optional Readings:

  • LaToza, T. D. (2006). Using architecture to change code: studying information needs. In Companion To the 21st ACM SIGPLAN Conference on Object-Oriented Programming Systems, Languages, and Applications (OOPSLA) - Student Research Competition, Portland, Oregon, October 22-26. ACM link
  • Nikolay Mehandjiev, Abdallah Namoune, Usman Wajid, Linda A. Macaulay, Alistair G. Sutcliffe: End User Service Composition: Perceptions and Requirements. ECOWS 2010: 139-146. IEEE DL Link
  • Perla Velasco-Elizondo, Vishal Dwivedi, David Garlan, Bradley Schmerl and Jose Maria Fernandes. Resolving Data Mismatches in End-User Compositions, In Fourth International Symposium on End-User Development (ISEUD), 2013, Denmark. Web Link

14) Plug-In architectures (Photoshop, Illustrator?, Mozilla, Office, Eclipse, COM, etc.) - Yanan Qi

Tuesday,
Apr. 9, 2013

Students Present

8) Toolkit support for games and 3D programming - Erik Harpstead

Slides for Erik's talk

Required:

Optional:

  • Lewis, C. and Whitehead, J. The whats and the whys of games and software engineering. Proceeding of the 1st international workshop on Games and software engineering - GAS  ’11, (2011), 1. ACM DL Ref
  • Campbell, B. Swiss Army Chainsaw: A Common Sense Approach to Tool Development. Gamasutra (Sept. 21, 2006); http://www.gamasutra.com/view/feature/1819/swiss_army_chainsaw_a_common_.php
  • Nelson, M.J. and Mateas, M. A requirements analysis for videogame design support tools. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference on Foundations of Digital Games - FDG  ’09, (2009), 137. ACM DL Ref (this one deals more with the design aspects no so much the development)

10) Programming for Web Services, Service Oriented Architecture (SOA): SOAP vs. REST - Lia Qu

Slides for Lia's talk

Required:

Optional:

7) Toolkit support for Gestural Input Techniques, Handwriting - Amber McConahy

Homework 4 Due
Start on Homework 5

Thursday,
Apr. 11, 2013

Students Present

17) Declarative Visualization Toolkits - Truc Nguyen

Slides for Truc's talk

Required

Other Readings

Graphics & Animation in Android - Juan Gonzalez

Slides for Juan's talk

Required

12) Toolkits for supporting vision, image recognition, pattern recognition from cameras as part of a user interface - Mark Baldwin (extra credit)

Slides for Mark's talk

Required Readings:

Additional Information:

Tuesday,
Apr. 16, 2013

Students Present

9) Tool support for Web programming - Yang Piao, Steve Gardiner, Jenny Kim

Yang Piao's presentation, "HTML5 & Friends And How They Change A Developer’s Life":

Slides for Yang's talk

Required Readings:

Optional Readings:

Steve Gardiner's presentation: "Tools for Javascript programming, especially libraries"

Slides for Steve's talk

Required:

Optional

Jenny Kim's presentation. "Cross browser web development"

Slides for Jenny's talk

Required:

Optional:

Thursday,
Apr. 18, 2013

CMU Holiday -- No class -- Spring Carnival

Tuesday,
Apr. 23, 2013

Students Present

13) Toolkits for physical objects - Kerry Chang

Slides for Kerry's talk

Required:

  • Saul Greenberg, Chester Fitchett. "Phidgets: easy development of physical interfaces through physical widgets,"Proceedings of the 14th annual ACM symposium on User interface software and technology, November 11-14, 2001, Orlando, Florida. http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=502348.502388

  • Scott R. Klemmer, Jack Li, James Lin, James A. Landay. "Papier-Mache: toolkit support for tangible input,"Proceedings of the 2004 conference on Human factors in computing systems, p.399-406, April 24-29, 2004, Vienna, Austria, http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=985692.985743

Optional

16) Toolkit support for Usability Evaluation - Karin Tsai

Slides for Karin's talk

Required:

14) Plug-In architectures (Photoshop, Illustrator?, Mozilla, Office, Eclipse, COM, etc.) - Truc Nguyen (extra credit)

Slides for Truc's talk

Required:

  • D. Birsan. On Plug-ins and Extensible Architectures. ACM Queue. http://queue.acm.org/detail.cfm?id=1053345
  • J. Mayer, I. Melzer, F. Schweiggert. Lightweight Plug-In-Based Application Development. Lecture Notes in Computer Science. http://link.springer.com/chapter/10.1007/3-540-36557-5_9
  • Supplemental:

    Thursday,
    Apr. 25, 2013

    Students Present

    15) Toolkits for intelligent and adaptive interfaces - Julia Schwarz

    Slides for Julia's talk

    Required

    Optional

    11) Toolkits for supporting sound and speech recognition and generation - Mark Baldwin

    Slides for Mark's talk

    7) Toolkit support for Gestural Input Techniques, Handwriting - Lia Qu, (extra credit)

    Slides for Lia's talk

    Required

    • T. Westeyn, H. Brashear, A. Atrash, and T. Starner. "Georgia tech gesture toolkit: supporting experiments in gesture recognition." In Proceedings of the 5th international conference on Multimodal interfaces, pages 85-92. ACM Press, 2003. (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=958432.958452)
    • J. A. Landay and B. A. Myers. "Extending an existing user interface toolkit to support gesture recognition." In INTERACT ’93 and CHI ’93 conference companion on Human factors in computing systems, pages 91-92. ACM Press, 1993. (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=259964.260123)
    • Jennifer Mankoff, Scott E. Hudson, Gregory D. Abowd, "Providing Integrated Toolkit-Level Support for Ambiguity in Recognition-Based Interfaces", CHI 2000: CHI Letters, vol. 2, issue 1, p. 368-375. (http://dl.acm.org/citation.cfm?doid=332040.332459)

    Optional

    Tuesday,
    Apr. 30, 2013

    No class -- during CHI'2013

    Thursday,
    May 2, 2013

    No class -- during CHI'2013

    Monday,
    May 6, 2013,
    11am-1pm NSH 3002

    Special Class, presentation of Student Constraints and Final Project Designs
    Note different room and time: NSH 3002, 11:00am-1:00pm

    Lunch will be provided. (Let the professor know of any diatary constraints.)

    Presenters:

    1. Truc Nguyen
    2. Steven Gardiner
    3. Vishal Dwivedi
    4. Juan Gonzalez Restrepo
    5. Erik Harpstead
    6. Julia Schwarz
    7. Karin Tsai
    8. YoungSeok Yoon

    Each presenter can take up to about 10 minutes.

    Everyone please fill out the official university Faculty Course Evaluation and
    the special evaluation for this course: http://www.surveymonkey.com/s/S3DX9XX

    Tuesday,
    May 7, 2013
    Homework 5 Due