syllabus - 91.550 Multi-Touch Computing, Spring 2011...

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91.550 Multi-Touch Computing, Spring 2011 Syllabus Contact Information Prof. Holly Yanco Olsen 206 E-mail: holly@cs.uml.edu (best contact method) Phone: 978-934-3642 Office hours: Tuesdays 8:30-11:30am and by appointment Eric McCann Olsen 304 E-mail: emccann@cs.uml.edu Office hours: Wednesdays 1:00-3:00pm and by appointment Class Meetings Thursdays, 4:00 – 6:30, Olsen 401 Course Description While the mouse and keyboard are well-established methods for interacting with computers, they introduce a layer of abstraction between the user and the screen. Pen-based computing removed this layer of abstraction, but stopped short of allowing people to interact more naturally with multi-point gestures. Although multi-touch systems were first developed several decades ago, it is only the past few years that have seen commercial success for these systems, ranging from the iPhone to Perceptive Pixel's system used in CNN's 2008 election coverage. The course will explore current research in multi-touch computing as well as historical work that led to today's systems. Students will develop applications for the Microsoft Surface. The course will draw upon research papers (both recent and historical) for learning about
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syllabus - 91.550 Multi-Touch Computing, Spring 2011...

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