The background and interests of the current students can be found here.

WEEK 2 – Augmenting Memory (Due Thursday Feb 16 @ Noon)

  • Send us a brief description about yourself and picture for the website (here)
  • Watch:  Brooker, Charlie – Black Mirror S1E3: The Entire History of You (link)
  • Read:
    • Carey, Benedict – How we learn: Introduction and Part1 (book)
    • Sparrow, Betsy – Google Effects on Memory: Cognitive Consequences of Having Information at Our Fingertips (link)
  • Submit your responses on the readings (here). The responses of all students can be found (here).

WEEK 3 – Motor augmentation and substitution/ Skin augmentation (Due Thursday Feb 23 @ Noon)

  • Read:
    • Jaron Lanier – Homuncular Flexibility (link)
    • Hugh Herr – Exoskeletons and orthoses: classification, design challenges and future directions (link)
    • Katia Vega – Beauty Technology: Designing Seamless Interfaces for Wearable Computing (Chapter 1 and 2)
  • Submit your responses on the readings (here). The responses of all students can be found (here).

WEEK 4 – Sensory substitution and augmentation (Due Thursday March 2 @ Noon)

  • Read:
    • Nagel, S. K., Carl, C., Kringe, T., Märtin, R., & König, P. (2005). Beyond sensory substitution–learning the sixth sense. Journal of Neural Engineering, 2(4), R13–26. (link)
    • Auvray, M., Hanneton, S., Lenay, C., & O’Regan, K. (2005). There is something out there: distal attribution in sensory substitution, twenty years later. Journal of Integrative Neuroscience, 4(04), 505–521. (pdf)
    • Deroy, O., & Auvray, M. (2012). Reading the world through the skin and ears: a new perspective on sensory substitution. Frontiers in Psychology, 3. (link)
    • Rao, R. (2017) Scientists see a mind controlled virtual reality . Web Article. (link)
  • Submit your responses on the readings (here). The responses of all students can be found (here).

WEEK 5 – Design Exercise 1

WEEK 6 – Embodiment in Virtual Reality (Due Thursday March 16 @ Noon)

  • Read:
    • Peck, Tabitha C., et al. “Putting yourself in the skin of a black avatar reduces implicit racial bias.” Consciousness and cognition 22.3 (2013): 779-787. (link)
    • Meyerbröker, Katharina, and Paul MG Emmelkamp. “Virtual reality exposure therapy in anxiety disorders: a systematic review of process‐and‐outcome studies.” Depression and anxiety 27.10 (2010): 933-944. (link)
    • Yee, Nick, and Jeremy Bailenson. “The Proteus effect: The effect of transformed self‐representation on behavior.” Human communication research 33.3 (2007): 271-290. (link)
  • Submit your responses on the readings (here). The responses of all students can be found (here).

WEEK 7 – Brain Computer Interfaces (Due Thursday March 23 @ Noon)

  • Watch:
    • Moran Cerf: Free Won’t, TEDx (link)
  •  Read:
    • Abdulkader, Sarah N., Ayman Atia, and Mostafa-Sami M. Mostafa. “Brain computer interfacing: Applications and challenges.” Egyptian Informatics Journal 16.2 (2015): 213-230.  (link)
  • Submit your responses on the readings (here).

Designing for the Future of Human-Computer Interaction