HCI 909: Advanced Programming of Interactive Systems

HCI 909: Advanced Programming of Interactive Systems

James Eagan
Teaching Assistant
Yujiro Okuya <yujiro.okuya@lri (dot) fr>
  • Fall 2018 (P1)
    • See the class calendar for up-to-date information. Classes generally meet:
    • Tuesday mornings, 9h30: lectures in PUIO D203 followed by labs in E203.
    • Wednesday afternoons, 13h30: project in PUIO E204.

Course goals

  • You already know how to create a UI
  • At the end of this course, you should:
    • Understand how to structure interactive software applications.
    • Be able to create your own custom widgets
    • Be able to create custom layouts, optimize drawing, master event dispatch
    • Understand alternative programming models for user interfaces

This course is taught in English.

Class organization

Classes will generally consist of (about) 1h30 of lecture, followed by about 1h30 of lab. A project session meets on Wednesdays.

Class slides will be available from the class moodle.


Class Topic Homework/Readings
18/09β€”09h30 Intro, Separation of concerns Lab 1 out
25/09β€”09h30 Layout Lab 2 out, Lab 1 due
02/09β€”09h30 Output Β 
05/10β€”09h30 Input Note special time slot Β 
09/10β€”09h30 Programming paradigms Lab 2 due
16/10β€”09h30 Client-server Lab 3 out
23/10β€”09h30 Web Β 
27/10β€”00h00 Β  Lab 3 due
13/11β€”09h30 Final Exams Β 


Please use the class Moodle discussion forum. The system is catered to getting you help fast and efficiently from classmates or from the instructors. I encourage you to post questions and discussions there.


Grades are determined by three primary criteria:

  • 40% Final exam
  • 40% Project
  • 20% Labs

Grades may be modulated by up to 5% at the instructor’s discretion (e.g., for class participation).

Plagiarism policy

All work submitted is expected to be your original work. Feel free to discuss your work with your fellow students, use available resources (e.g., books, articles, web pages, source code), but these resources should serve as inspiration or supporting materials only. Do not forget to cite any such resources appropriately. Failure to appropriately cite your sources may result in a grade of 0 and/or academic sanctions.