Interface Design for HCI Classroom: From Learners’ Perspective

Huyen N. Nguyen, Vinh T. Nguyen, Tommy Dang

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Having a good Human-Computer Interaction (HCI) design is challenging. Previous works have contributed significantly to fostering HCI, including design principle with report study from the instructor view. The questions of how and to what extent students perceive the design principles are still left open. To answer this question, this paper conducts a study of HCI adoption in the classroom. The studio-based learning method is adapted to teach 83 graduate and undergraduate students in 16 weeks long with four activities. A standalone presentation tool for instant online peer feedback during the presentation session is developed to help students justify and critique other’s work. Our tool provides a sandbox, which supports multiple application types, including Web-applications, Object Detection, Web-based Virtual Reality (VR), and Augmented Reality (AR). After presenting one assignment and two projects, our results shows that students acquired a better understanding of the Golden Rules principle over time, which is demonstrated by the development of visual interface design. The Wordcloud reveals the primary focus was on the user interface and sheds light on students’ interest in user experience. The inter-rater score indicates the agreement among students that they have the same level of understanding of the principles. The results show a high level of guideline compliance with HCI principles, in which we witness variations in visual cognitive styles. Regardless of diversity in visual preference, the students present high consistency and a similar perspective on adopting HCI design principles. The results also elicit suggestions into the development of the HCI curriculum in the future.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationAdvances in Visual Computing - 15th International Symposium, ISVC 2020, Proceedings
EditorsGeorge Bebis, Zhaozheng Yin, Edward Kim, Jan Bender, Kartic Subr, Bum Chul Kwon, Jian Zhao, Denis Kalkofen, George Baciu
PublisherSpringer Science and Business Media Deutschland GmbH
Number of pages13
ISBN (Print)9783030645588
StatePublished - 2020
Event15th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2020 - San Diego, United States
Duration: Oct 5 2020Oct 7 2020

Publication series

NameLecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics)
Volume12510 LNCS
ISSN (Print)0302-9743
ISSN (Electronic)1611-3349


Conference15th International Symposium on Visual Computing, ISVC 2020
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CitySan Diego


  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Instant online peer feedback
  • Inter-rater measurement
  • Interface design
  • Learners’ perspective
  • User study design


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