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

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INFO3315
HCI
Human-Computer Interaction
Introduction
Judy Kay (co-ordinator)
Bob Kummerfeld
Josh Carolan, James Constable, Julia Mitchelmore
Preliminary essentials
OHS INDUCTION
School of Information Technologies
OHS INDUCTION
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
wardens
• 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.
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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
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WHS Contacts for School of IT
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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
Pragmatics
• http://www.ug.it.usyd.edu.au/~info3315
• 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
– http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/it/~judy/
– http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/people/judy.kay.php
• 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
– http://sydney.edu.au/engineering/it/~bob/
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.
Textbook
• Hartson and Pyla
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Designer perspective
Extensive search….
Big book but don’t fear….
Electronic?
Best experience so far on ipad - DL Reader, also tried Bluefire 
web version 
• Very long and wordy
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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
• http://www.ug.it.usyd.edu.au/~info3315
• Short tour:
• Notes:
– Piazza for us to stay in contact, and to hold
resources
– Weekly required readings
– Weekly homework
– Builds into the assignments
– Groups form in Week 2 lab

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