The user interface was once the last part of a system to be designed

Human-Computer Interaction
Judy Kay (co-ordinator)
Bob Kummerfeld
Josh Carolan, James Constable, Julia Mitchelmore
Preliminary essentials
School of Information Technologies
Emergency Procedures & Evacuation
• Check for any sign of immediate danger
• Shut down equipment
• Follow exit signs in orderly fashion, to assembly areas, as indicated by
• Do not use lifts
Emergency contact numbers
• Dial 0-000 (from internal phone) and University Security on 9351-3333.
• First aid kit available in kitchen area adjacent to Lab 110 in SIT Building.
General Housekeeping
Use of Labs
• Keep work area clean and orderly
• Remove trip hazards around desk area
• No food and drink near machines
• No smoking permitted within University buildings
• Do not unplug or move equipment without permission
WHS Contacts for School of IT
First aid officer in SIT Building is Will Calleja (1West) 9036 9706
Chief fire warden in SIT Building is Greg Ryan (1 East) 9351 4360
Nearest medical facility – University Health Service in Level 3, Wentworth Building
Report incidents to:
Katie Yang (Undergraduate), 9351 4918
Cecille Faraizi (Postgraduate), 9351 6060
Shari Lee (School Manager), 9351 4158
• Labs start week 2
– Changing labs
– Go to the lab you want to attend. If the tutor says
there is room, you may swap in.
– There may be an additional lab created.
The teaching team: lecturers
• Judy Kay
– Computer Human Adapted Interaction Group
– Research: personalisation, surface computing, technology
for education, lifelong learning, health and wellness
– Room 307, School of IT Building, J12
– Phone: 9351-4502
• Bob Kummerfeld
– Computer Human Adapted Interaction Group
– Research: architectures for user modelling and pervasive
computing systems
– Room 310, School of IT Building, J12
– Phone: 9351-4777
The teaching team: tutors
• Josh Carolan
– Josh is currently studying Software Engineering at
USyd, he enjoys sports and plays Rugby Union for
the Manly Marlins in his spare time.
• James Constable
– PhD candidate working in the area of Natural
Language Processing.
• Julia Mitchelmore
– Julia is a front-end developer at Razorfish Australia
and graduated from the University of Sydney with a
Bachelor in Design Computing in 2013. She has a
background in web development, digital design and
user experience.
• Hartson and Pyla
Designer perspective
Extensive search….
Big book but don’t fear….
Best experience so far on ipad - DL Reader, also tried Bluefire 
web version 
• Very long and wordy
Do not fear!
Reduces cross referencing
More useful as reference
We focus on HCI broader view (cf. Usability Engineering)
• Focus on required readings
Class web site
• Short tour:
• Notes:
– Piazza for us to stay in contact, and to hold
– Weekly required readings
– Weekly homework
– Builds into the assignments
– Groups form in Week 2 lab

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