Computer Science
and Electrical Engineering

COS 436 / ELE 469

Perry Cook
Princeton CS

Interface Technology

Fall 2002

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General Information

Lectures, Labs, Assignments

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Covers design and interfacing of computer input and output systems. Standard (mouse, keyboard, joystick, etc.) and new (head trackers, music controllers, gloves, etc.) input devices. Signal processing, feature extraction, and mapping schemes will also be covered. Output mediums will include graphics, music, and 3-D sound. Hands-on laboratories and independent projects, which can potentially continue as independent research in following terms. Prerequisites COS 217 or ELE 318.

General Information

Lectures: M,W 1:30 - 2:50 PM
Princeton Computer Science 302

Professor: Perry Cook, 408 CS Building, 258-4951, prc@cs

TAs: Ge (Gary) Wang Computer Science 418, gewang@cs

Homework Assignments

There will be a few (very fun) assignments.
These will be "checked off" when satisfactorily done,
but are very important in that they help set the tone of the whole course.
Therefore, all of the assignments must be completed.
Assignments are individual activities.

There will be questions to be answered as part of the labs.
These will go into the overall lab report grades.
Labs are group activities.


You will be able find the (take home) examinations via the following links:
Exams are individual activities

Assignments, Exams, and Grading

The grading in this course will be based on the evaluation of the following:

Final Project

The goal of this course is for the students, working in teams, to propose a new human computer interface, or an improvement to an existing interface, to solve a particular problem. Inter-Disciplinary teams are encouraged. Applications include interfaces for persons with disabilities, musical controllers, sports monitors and improved interfaces, interfaces for virtual environments, and new means for identifying and authenticating individual computer system users. It is expected that the projects will lead to a completed (though rough in most cases) prototype. Testing (not just for functionality, but for "betterness" by some metric) of the device/system should be conducted and included in the report.


Your prime references will be the course notes linked from the schedule.
There will also be some papers and other materials handed out in class.
Extra handout copies will stay in the classroom.
Other references you might find useful for your project or other research:

Schedule of Lectures, Labs, Assignments