Stanford University Human-Computer Interaction Seminars

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Human-Computer Interaction Seminar (Seminar on People, Computers, and Design) is a Stanford University course that features weekly speakers on topics related to human-computer interaction design. The seminar is organized by the Stanford HCI Group, which works across disciplines to understand the intersection between humans and computers.

Details of the current seminar series can be found on Stanford HCI website, whilst the 2009 seminar series can be found on iTunes U. The topics of which are listed below:

Winter 2009

  1. Pario: The Next Step Beyond Audio and Video
  2. Sculpting Behaviour: Developing a Tangible Lnguage for Hands-on Play and Learning
  3. Tap is the New Click
  4. Social Annotation, Contextual Collaboration and Online Transparency
  5. Enlightened Trial and Error – Gaining design Insight Through Prototyping Tools
  6. Computer Graphics as a Telecommunication Medium
  7. Not Invented Here: Online Mapping Revealed

Spring 2009

  1. Firefox, Mozilla & Open Source: Software Design at Scale
  2. Social Enterprise Software Design
  3. The Interaction Design of APIs
  4. Far Away Up Close
  5. What Still Matters About Distance?
  6. How We Use Data to Win the Presidential Election
  7. Social Immersive Media
  8. Launching Creative Communities: Lessons From the Spore Community
  9. Designing Online Communities from Theory

Autumn/Fall 2009

  1. Crowdsourcing Work
  2. Backtracking Events as Indicators of Software Usability Problems
  3. Programming by Sketching
  4. Aesthetic Science of Colour: WAVEs of Colour, Culture, Music and Emotion

Previous talks are also available on iTunes U — with the notable speakers Bill Moggridge, Bill Buxton and Donald Norman featuring — or on YouTube: 2006-07, 2007-08, 2008-09

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