COMP 7920: Advanced Human-Computer Interaction



Andrea Bunt (bunt at
Office: E2-584 EITC
Office Hours: Mondays/Wednesdays 1:30-2:30 (or by appointment)


Human-Computer Interaction as defined by the ACM is a discipline concerned with the design, evaluation and implementation of interactive computing systems for human use and with the study of major phenomena surrounding them. This course is intended to introduce students to advanced HCI methods and techniques, and to expose students to state-of-the-art research in the area. The focus of this year's offering will be on crowdsourcing technologies and online communities.

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Meeting Time and Location

Mondays/Wednesdays 10:00am - 11:15am in EITC E2-461.


There is no textbook for the course. Reading material for the course will consists mainly of research papers, in conjunction with sections from a selection of different books.

Class Format

This is a seminar-style course, where students are expected to read 2 research papers per class, submit 2 discussion questions/comments per reading on the evening before the class, and participate actively in class discussions. There will also be some overview lectures throughout the term devoted to covering fundamentals.

Grading Scheme