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CIS 115

Human Computer Interaction

Goals of HCI

Goals of HCI - How?

Douglas Engelbart (1925-2013)

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Engelbart's Motivations

First Computer Mouse

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oN-Line System (NLS)

First operating system to include:

The Mother of All Demos

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The Mother of All Demos

December 9, 1968

NLS - Modern Equivalents

Video Clip Archive

Desktop Metaphor (1981)

Xerox Star Workstation (1981)

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Desktop Metaphor (1984)

Macintosh Desktop (1984)

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What makes a
good computer interface?

"Good" HCI

Iterative Design

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Automated Adaptive Instruction

Providing the user with instructions based on previous actions and possible next actions

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Assistive Agents

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Lessons Learned

Led to lots of ideas

Legacy: instead of changing human behavior, change the program to fit their expected behavior

Put things where people
expect them to be

Design Changes Over Time

Windows 10

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The Future - Immersion & Ubiquity

Don Norman (2006 Franklin Medalist)

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Blog 4: Computer Systems in Daily Life

We interact with a variety of computer systems on a daily basis, but most of the time we don’t take the time to think about where they came from and how they work. Choose a computer system you see in your everyday life and write about it and its history. Tell us how it works and how it affects us in our daily life. A simple example would be the keycard entry systems at the K-State dorms and the engineering labs. Some questions to ask yourself while you are doing your research: