Schedule

This schedule is subject to change.
Week Tuesday Thursday
1 Jan 10
Topic (Lecture PDFs posted here after class): Introduction to Social Computing

Activities: enrollment, icebreakers, syllabus, Piazza sign-up

Jan 12
Topic: Web 2.0

Activities: teams for online discussions, review midterm project (Social Artifact)

DUE TODAY:
Experience Report: Meme me

Read (and comment on Piazza):

2 Jan 17
Topic:  History of Social Computing

Activities: brainstorm and sketch for midterm project with teams

DUE TODAY:
Read and discuss (PDFs here; if you can't access it, send a request through that link):
  • Kelly, Kevin (2005, Aug). We are the Web. Wired Magazine.
  • Grudin and Poltrock (2012). Taxonomy and Theory in Computer Supported Cooperative Work  (CSCW).
Jan 19
Topic: Online Experimentation

DUE TODAY: 
Experience Report: Who's in Charge?

Read and discuss:
3 Jan 24
Topic: Forming and Managing Identity

Activities:  Watch video of The Social Life of Small Urban Spaces by William Whyte (1979)

DUE TODAY: 
Read and discuss:
  • Goffman, Erving (1959) The Presentation of Self in Everyday Life. (Introduction)
  • boyd, danah (2013).  It's Complicated (Ch 1 on Identity, pg 29-53)
Jan 26
Topic: Newcomers and Socialization

Activities: studio time for midterm project

DUE TODAY: 
Experience Report:  Total Newbie

Read and discuss:

  • Kraut, R. E., Burke, M., Riedl, J., & Resnick, P. (2012). Dealing with Newcomers. In Evidence-based Social Design.
  • Bryant, S, Forte, A., and Bruckman (2005)  Becoming Wikipedian: Transformation of Participation in a Collaborative Online Encyclopedia. In GROUP.
4 Jan 31

DUE TODAY: 
Midterm presentations (Sign-up)
Feb 2
Topic:  Designing Social Experiences

Activities: Review & brainstorm for Final Project; team formation survey (by Sunday midnight)

DUE TODAY: 
Read and discuss:

  • Grudin, Jonathan (1994), Groupware and Social Dynamics: Eight Challenges for Developers. CACM.
  • Grevet and Gilbert (2015), Piggyback Prototyping: Using Existing, Large-Scale Social Computing Systems To Prototype New Ones. CHI.
5 Feb 7
Topic:  Crowdsourcing

Activities: Team formation, ideation, sketching for final projects

DUE TODAY: 
Read and discuss:
Feb 9
Topic: Distributed Innovation 

Check out: Scratch, Johnny Cash Project

DUE TODAY: 
Experience Report:  Future of Work

Read and discuss:

  • Monroy-Hernández and Resnick (2008), Empowering Kids to Create and Share Programmable Media
    ACM Interactions.
  • Luther, et al. (2015) Structuring, Aggregating, and Evaluating Crowdsourced Design Critique. CSCW.
6 Feb 14
Topic:  Political Computing

Activities:  studio time for final project

DUE TODAY: 
Read and discuss:
Feb 16
Topics: Citizen Science and Volunteerism

Activities: studio time for final project

DUE TODAY: 
Experience Report:  Click and Be Counted

Read and discuss:
7 Feb 21
Final project pitches

DUE TODAY: 

Final Project - Pitches (sign-up here)


Feb 23
Topic: Mobile and Urban Computing

Check out: http://livehoods.org/

DUE TODAY: 
Experience Report: City Crawler

Read and discuss:

  • Quercia, et al. (2014) The Shortest Path to Happiness. ACM Hypertext.
  • Cranshaw, et al. (2012) The Livehoods Project: Utilizing Social Media to Understand the Dynamics of a City. ISWC.
8 Feb 28
Topics:  Social Well-Being

Activities: guest lecture by Amanda Song; studio time for final project

DUE TODAY: 
Read and discuss:
  • Burke, et al. (2010). Social network activity and social well-being. CHI.
  • Kamvar and Harris (2011). We Feel Fine and Searching the Emotional Web. WSDM.

Mar 2
Topics: Online Harassment

Activities: studio time for final project

DUE TODAY: 
Experience Report:  Love Machine

Read and discuss: 
9 Mar 7
Topic: Privacy and Security

DUE TODAY: 
Final Project - Prototypes (day 1)

Read and discuss:

  • Hong, Jason (2012). The State of Phishing Attacks. CACM. 
  • Das, et al. (2014). Increasing Security Sensitivity With Social Proof: A Large-Scale Experimental Confirmation. CCS.
    Mar 9
    Topic:  Games and Future Social Technology

    DUE TODAY: 
    Final Project - Prototypes (day 2)

    Experience Report: Game Dynamics

    Read and discuss:

    10 Mar 14
    Activities: studio time

    Mar 16
    Activities: final studio session before presentations

    DUE TODAY:
    Show final project for peer critique
    11
    Mar 23 (3-6pm in HSS 1346)
    Final presentations

    DUE TODAY:
    Final Projects (presentation and report should cover the problem/opportunity, proposed solution, prototype, evaluation, and all process documentation)

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