825057 :Human Computer Interaction (CSAI/HAIT/BDM/NMD) (D-vak indien behaald in 2017/2018)
(Human Computer Interaction (CSAI/HAIT/BDM/NMD)(D-subject if passed in 2017/2018))

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Voertaal Engels
Werkvorm: 13 x 2h lectures (combination of plenary and practical sessions) (Collegerooster)
Tentamenvorm: Paper and presentation (Geen informatie over tentamendata bekend)
Niveau:Bachelor
Studielast:6 ECTS credits
Inschrijving:Inschrijven via Blackboard voor aanvang colleges
Blackboard informatieLink to Blackboard (Als u de melding 'Guest are not allowed in this course' krijgt, dient u nog bij Blackboard in te loggen)

Docent(en)


dr. K.A. de Rooij (coordinator)


Doel van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

New media technologies such as wearables, virtual realities, and social robots emerge at accelerating rates. But have you ever wondered how such new media are designed to work for people? How such technologies are designed to be fun and engaging or motivating and affective? In this course we will discuss the state-of-the-art in human-computer interaction research. Questions that we will answer include: How is gestalt theory applied in website design; What is the utility of aesthetics in a mobile phone device?; What makes an interactive robot social? Throughout the course you will also get hands on experience with design techniques and research by developing and taking part in a small research project.


Inhoud van de cursus (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The human computer interaction course is organized as a research seminar. Each week students read two research papers that describe a state-of-the-art topic within the field of human computer interaction. Each weak two groups (pairs) take on the responsibility to present a topic to the class with an in depth presentation. This topic can be chosen from a selection of articles provided by the lecturer. The presentation is graded (40% of the final grade). At the beginning of each class student with do a small written test with two questions about the read articles (total 20% of the final grade). For each class students are also asked to prepare a question to ask after each presentation. After each presentation there is a discussion about the presentation and articles where the lecturer will select at random students to ask their question. Not having prepared a question will lead to a subtraction of 1 point from your final grade. Throughout the course you will work on a group research project (pairs) on a topic of your choosing (40% of the final grade). Help will be provided when choosing a topic turns out to be difficult. The topics will address state-of-the-art human-computer interaction research from either an empirical, design, or technical perspective. It is up to the groups to choose the perspective that fits their interests best.

The knowledge and skills you obtain during this course are advantageous from a labour market perspective. People with a communication science background are increasingly active as target group, usability, and user experience researchers of the products that companies develop. Furthermore, these skills are a theoretical basis for many new media design jobs, such as interaction design, where creating innovative content, new media, and services is often grounded in scientific knowledge about perception, cognition, emotion and motivation. Finally, people in a more technical working environment increasingly benefit from knowledge of the human side of new technology, which allows them to create new technologies that work not just technically, but also work for people.

NB. The course is taught in English. All course material is in English as to assist the English curriculum line. This includes the lecture slides, course manual, literature and overall communication about the course. This course is part of the curriculum line Academic English (http://vaardighedenfgw.uvt.nl/).


Bijzonderheden (alleen in het Engels beschikbaar)

The human computer interaction course is organized as a research seminar. Each week students read two research papers that describe a state-of-the-art topic within the field of human computer interaction. Each weak two groups (pairs) take on the responsibility to present a topic to the class with an in depth presentation. This topic can be chosen from a selection of articles provided by the lecturer. The presentation is graded (40% of the final grade). At the beginning of each class student with do a small written test with two questions about the read articles (total 20% of the final grade). For each class students are also asked to prepare a question to ask after each presentation. After each presentation there is a discussion about the presentation and articles where the lecturer will select at random students to ask their question. Not having prepared a question will lead to a subtraction of 1 point from your final grade. Throughout the course you will work on a group research project (pairs) on a topic of your choosing (40% of the final grade). Help will be provided when choosing a topic turns out to be difficult. The topics will address state-of-the-art human-computer interaction research from either an empirical, design, or technical perspective. It is up to the groups to choose the perspective that fits their interests best.

The knowledge and skills you obtain during this course are advantageous from a labour market perspective. People with a communication science background are increasingly active as target group, usability, and user experience researchers of the products that companies develop. Furthermore, these skills are a theoretical basis for many new media design jobs, such as interaction design, where creating innovative content, new media, and services is often grounded in scientific knowledge about perception, cognition, emotion and motivation. Finally, people in a more technical working environment increasingly benefit from knowledge of the human side of new technology, which allows them to create new technologies that work not just technically, but also work for people.

NB. The course is taught in English. All course material is in English as to assist the English curriculum line. This includes the lecture slides, course manual, literature and overall communication about the course. This course is part of the curriculum line Academic English (http://vaardighedenfgw.uvt.nl/).


Verplichte literatuur

  1. Compulsory reading material will be provided via Blackboard.


Aanbevolen literatuur

  1. Recommended articles and book chapters will be provided via Blackboard.


Gewenste voorkennis

none


Vereiste voorkennis

none


Verplicht voor

  • Bachelor CIW: Cognitive Science and Artificial Intelligence ( 2017 )


Mogelijk interessant voor

  • Bachelor CIW: Bedrijfscommunicatie en Digitale Media ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Bachelor CIW: Tekst en Communicatie ( 2015, 2016, 2017 )
  • Bachelor CIW: Human Aspects of Information Technology ( 2015, 2016 )
  • Bachelor CIW: New Media Design ( 2017 )

(29-sep-2017)