Course material for a seminar I gave periodically at institutions such as INSEAD, Ecole des Mines de Nantes, Université de Poitiers... This is intended primarily for the students who have attended the course, however, why not leave it freely accessible ?
We propose a panorama of current orientations of applied HCI research. Beneath the waves of novel application paradigms, such as the world wide web or ubiquitous computing, lie some fundamental technologies that we believe should greatly amplify the impact of those application paradigms in the years to come. By means of several examples, we will present some of the directions we think most relevant : morphology of interaction, information visualization, interactive design of direct manipulation interfaces, component-oriented development and business rules management systems.
I suggest you browse through the pages in the proposed order, listening and viewing the powerpoint presentations, then focus on one or more topics more in depth: read the proposed papers (or at least the abstract), download and install the proposed free software, try it or follow its tutorial. Finally, some of the slides do not come (yet) with an audio track, rendering the explanation rather sketchy. Please do not hesitate to ask for clarification during the chat sessions.