HCI Project Fair - Student Presentations
Each fall, students in UW CSE's Human-Computer Interaction courses organize into teams and spend a quarter designing, prototyping, and most importantly evaluating a user interface.
CSE 441 is our second quarter, advanced HCI course, which allows the top teams to continue to iterate and improve on their designs.
Come join us on Thursday, June 7th, from 10:30 AM - 1:00 PM to see what the students created this quarter. Lunch is on us. It is a great chance to meet top graduating students in computer science, informatics, design, & digital arts who have an interest in user interfaces. This select group of students includes the designers, programmers, and evaluation specialists of the future.
The students had an especially challenging design charge the past two
quarters. They were asked to create a mobile
computing application that addressed one of the following design briefs: change
(transform your or your family’s behavior), crowd sourced mobile AI
(e.g., use Mechanical Turk to give perfect vision, speech recognition,
etc.), creativity (help people be more creative in their everyday
lives). The resulting projects have interesting mobile interfaces and usage
The HCI Project Fair will take place on the UW campus,
in the Gates Commons (691 Paul Allen Center), University of Washington, Seattle campus. Details on the project fair activities, this quarter's projects, and how to get there follow.
I will use the first 15 minutes to give an overview of what was taught in the HCI course this quarter and how the student projects were structured. Then, the three student teams will each give 25 minute presentations, showing you the design and evolution of their interfaces over the two quarters.
Following the formal presentation from around noon until 1 PM we will have food, drinks, and a demo/poster session to give you a chance to meet the students and see their projects up close.
This is your opportunity to find out more about the current state of the art of human-computer interaction education, to learn its role in a university curriculum, and to see some novel ideas presented by some of the top graduating seniors in the country.
The three innovative group projects look at applications and services on mobile platforms (e.g.,
Android and Augumented Reality).
CarbonShopper’s mission is to provide our users with a
robust, informative, and easy-to-use system to help lower a
user’s carbon footprint when making shipping decisions.
Inspiration can strike anywhere. Discover fashion that moves
you. StyleEye is a clothing searching application that utilizes
the mobile phone and crowd sourcing to find its results.
Express your kindness! Uplift is a mobile app to help users
brighten the days of others. Through location-based suggestions
and tools for simplifying collaboration with others, upLift
makes it easier to positively impact the community around you
RSVP & Directions:
The project fair will be held in the Gates Commons, room 691 of the Paul Allen Center for Computer Science and Engineering.
If driving to campus from I-5, take the NE 45th Street exit (#169) and head east on NE 45th Street. Continue east about one quarter mile to 15th Avenue NE and turn right. Head south on 15th Avenue three blocks to NE 41st Street. Turn left at Gate #1 into the Central Plaza Garage. Stop at the gatehouse inside the garage for directions and a parking permit. You will be changed $15 for parking, but you will receive a parking voucher at the project fair that will enable you to get a full refund when you exit the garage.
A printable campus map (pdf file) is also available.
Please RSVP to Nikki Lee (nikki+HCIFair@nicoleblee.com)
and let us know if you need a parking permit.