Lectures 2013

Tuesday 8/27: Course Introduction [slides: good research]

  • Learn about course goals, what makes grad school different from undergraduate

Thursday 8/29: Writing about HCI Research [slides: writing about research]

  1. Read Turabian Chapter 1: What Research Is and How Researchers Think About It
  2. Read Turabian Chapter 2: Moving from a Topic to a Question to a Working Hypothesis
  3. Read "How to Read an Article" and "How to Summarize a Research Paper"
  4. Find Articles Assignment (due before class).

Tuesday 9/3: Advisor Panel 

  • As an exercise surrounding this panel, identify a set of actions you will take to find out more about potential research advisors.  By Sept 10, you should have gathered data/interviewed at least three members of the HCII as potential advisers.  

Thursday 9/5: No class: Rosh Hashanah

Tuesday 9/10: Technical HCI Research

Thursday 9/12: Project Proposal Presentations [slides: writing a proposal]

  • Read Developing your conceptual framework and significance statement -- Writing Successful Proposals, Friedland & Folt, Chapter 4. IN DROPBOX
    • Read Turabian CH. 13 (Presenting Research in Alternative Forums)
    • Optional: From Idea to Science: Ars Technica series on How Science Happens
    • Presentations by 2nd and 3rd year students who wish to work closely with a first year student on a research project
    • For each presentation, answer the Heilemeier Questions

    Tuesday 9/17: CHI Submissions Critique: Looking at papers in progress

    Read: Hargatti (2011): From Review to Publication 

    Write: A powerpoint for the proposal you liked best laying it out in more depth [according to the slides from last week]

    Bring: A CHI submission to talk about 

    Thursday 9/19: Diving into the Literature

    Tuesday 9/24: Faculty Research Presentation [Bob Kraut]

    • Hear faculty talk about/propose research; fill out  Heilemeier Questions while they talk
    • Read related papers: Kraut, R. E., & Fiore, A. T. (2013). The role of founders in building online groups CSCW'13: Proceedings of the ACM conference on computer-supported cooperative work and social media. New York: ACM. IN DROPBOX
    • Read "The Research Methods Knowledge Base: 3rd edition" by William M.K. Trochim and James P. Donnelly. IN DROPBOX
    • McGuire, W. J. (1997). Creative hypothesis generating in psychology: Some useful heuristics. Annual Review of Psychology, 48(1), 1-30
    • Optional: Cohen: The Earth Is Round (p<.05) (1994)
  • Optional: 
  • Project meeting (10:30-11:30): Have a prepared answer to the  Heilemeier Questions

    Thursday 9/26: Faculty Research Presentation [Jason Hong]

    Tuesday 10/1: 15 minute talk + 20 minute critique on your literature survey [written version handed in 9/29; this class may go long]

      Prepare and present a 15-minute talk on a theme in your literature review. Please add your talks to the "13-Presentations" folder in the class dropbox.  We'll be critiquing both the style (your presenting and your slides) and the substance (content and how you organize it) of the talk in class. We may also be videotaping your presentation so you can see yourself presenting (scary but incredibly useful).  My goal is to have you all give EXCELLENT academic talks by the end of this class. The following are wonderful resources to prepare an excellent talk:

      Thursday 10/3: Human Subjects Research Ethics [Slides]

      (date may change: hopefully Teri Reiche from IRB will attend)

      Tuesday 10/8: Faculty Research Presentation [Steven Dow]

      Project meeting: Progress report + an updated answer to Heilmeier Questions

      Thursday 10/10: [class canceled due to UIST]

      Tuesday 10/15: Fellowship Application Personal Statement

      One goal of this course is to help you develop a strong fellowship application, and use this as an opportunity to learn about how to frame research well and write research well. What makes for a good fellowship application?  What is a personal statement for?  How can you address the broader impact and diversity requirements? We will critique past examples of fellowship applications

      Thursday 10/17: Human Subjects Applications Critique with Teri 

      Discussion and Critique of your Human Subjects submissions. 

          * IRB panel, run by Teri Reiche (Tue, 19-Oct) BRING 3 copies of FINAL IRB for review TO CLASS

          SUBMIT 9am of 10/14 to Teri treiche [at] andrew dot cmu dot edu

          FINAL version monday the 21st at noon. 

          REVIEW back by about 26th. 

      Tuesday 10/22: Fellowship Application Personal Statement: First Draft

      Bring a draft of your Funding Application to class for critique
      Project meeting: Progress report + an updated answer to Heilmeier Questions

      Thursday 10/24: Faculty Research Presentation [Ken Koedinger]

      • Hear faculty talk about/propose research; fill out  Heilemeier Questions while they talk
      • Read related papers [tbd]

      Tuesday 10/29: Fellowship Application Personal Statement: Revision

      Bring a revised draft of your Funding Application to class for critique

      Thursday 10/31: "Working" time (no class)

      [start Time Journal ~ Monday 11/4 (see 11/14 class)]

      Tuesday 11/05: Talking About Your Research

      We'll discuss and iterate on ways to talk about your research. Bring a 5 second, 30 second and 2 minute elevator pitch for your research and be prepared to give and improve them. 

      Thursday 11/8: Mock PC Setup

      • Benos, Kirk & Hall (2003) "How to Review a Paper" 
      • How to Review (for CHI) 
      • Instructions for Reviewers is a modified version of the actual instructions sent to CHI ACs in 2010. I kept it as similar as possible except that the dates correspond to our class timeline.
      • Select two papers each (two people per paper) by end of class today. 

      Tuesday 11/12: Time Management

          * Time Management (Slides: F09 [next year TRY VERY HARD to put this on a thursday. also requests to put it earlier]) (Tue, 16-Nov) 

      1. Pausch, R. (2007). Time management video. University of Virginia. Charlottesville, VA. Retrieved from http://video.google.com/videoplay?docid=2750363533451832628#docid=-5784740380335567758
      2. Covey, S. R. (2004). Seven habits of highly effective people: Free Pr. (Read the one page descriptions of each "habit" and/or read the Wikipedia synopsis)
      3. Gollwitzer, P. (1999). Implementation intentions: Strong effects of simple plans. American Psychologist, 54(7), 493-503.
      4. CMU's scheduling and planning resources

      Complete a time-diary, using a format similar to the one that Jen Mankoff used in this sample.  Complete the diary for at least four full days. Columns should be main projects and or goals you have and rows should be 30 minute blocks for the day. Write a short (1-3 page) report on what this behavioral sample says about your time management. Are you spending time on your priorities? Are you interrupting yourself or others? Are you concentrating your activities? Do you know when you are doing what activities? Your report should include a plan for one of the problems you identified in your time management.

      Optional reading (Some of science relevant to the Pausch and Covey bromides)

      1. Bandura, A. (1982). Self-efficacy mechanism in human agency. American psychologist, 37(2), 122-147.

      Thursday 11/14: Conferences and Networking

      • http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/2707/how-should-a-phd-student-approach-a-collaboration
      • http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/271/how-to-achieve-successful-collaborations
      • http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/223/how-can-i-get-the-most-out-of-conferences
      • http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/2570/making-time-to-catch-up-with-people-at-a-conference
      • http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/2300/how-does-one-maintain-academic-contacts
      • http://academia.stackexchange.com/questions/1944/how-to-invite-yourself-to-present-at-another-university
      • http://sidsavara.com/personal-productivity/how-to-to-network-at-conferences

      Tuesday 11/19: "Working" time (no class)

      Thursday 11/21: Mock PC [long class] [location NSH 3001]

      A recreation of the PC experience. Complete the Mock PC Assignment

          * Mock PC meeting (Thu 18-Nov) -- Assignment


      Tuesday 11/26: Ethical Issues 


      1. Mankoff, J. (2006). Applying ethics to the practice, research, and teaching of Human Computer Interaction.
      2. Friedman, B., Kahn Jr, P. H., & Borning, A. (2006). Value sensitive design and information systems. Human-computer interaction in management information systems: Foundations, 6, 348-372.
      3. Review Turabian 7.9 
      4. "ACM's plagiarism Policy"


        http://www.apastyle.org/authorship.html (also available here)
      5. "Determining Authorship"


      Tuesday 12/03: Career Choice

       Career options  (Thu, 11-Nov)

      Thursday 12/05: 

          * What to expect from the student evaluation meeting / Finishup of ethics lecture / Time management revisit (Tue, 30-Nov)

          * Debriefing (Thu, 2-Dec)

      Final Project Critique: TBD 

      CUT:    * Project Proposal Presentations NSH 3305  (Thu, 16-Sep) Individual Written Proposal  Due Today

      Jen Mankoff,
      Oct 5, 2013, 5:47 AM
      Jen Mankoff,
      Aug 27, 2013, 8:15 AM
      Jen Mankoff,
      Sep 2, 2013, 6:57 AM
      Jen Mankoff,
      Sep 13, 2013, 6:24 PM