|Module label||Advanced Topics in Human Computer Interaction|
|Credit points||6.0 KP|
|Institute directory||Department of Computing Science|
|Applicability of the module||
Boll-Westermann, Susanne (Module responsibility)
Lehrenden, Die im Modul (Authorized examiners)
|Skills to be acquired in this module||
This course aims to provide a sample of some of the most recent and significant advances in this exciting area. Topics may include: situational awareness, designing for attention, ambient/peripheral interaction, computer support cooperative work and social computing (CSCW), ubiquitous and context-aware computing, haptic and gestural interaction, audio interaction, gaze-based interaction, biometric interfaces, and embedded, physical and tangible computing, mobile and wearable interfaces.This course is explicitly not focused on the methods used in HCI practice (i.e., user-centered design cycle), but rather focuses on (recent) research.
**Professional competences:** The students:
- demonstrate a systematic understanding of knowledge and critical awareness of a selection of the recent research advances in the area of HCI
- evaluate and critique recent developments in the field of HCI on scientific and technological grounds
- develop ability to conceptualize, design, implement, and evaluate user-centered systems and techniques.
- plan and implement exploratory projects directed at envisioning and prototyping novel interactive artifacts
**Methodological competences:** The students:
- analyze, review and critique research papers
- carry out original research from start to finish
- summarize and present research findings
- work in a team to produce and evaluate prototypes of novel interactive artifact
**Social competences: ** The students:
- work collaboratively in groups to analyze and review research papers
- summarize and present research findings to rest of class
- discuss how HCI concepts and methods can be applied in analysis, design, and evaluation of interactive technologies.
- discuss social and ethical implications of interactive technologies
**Self-competences:** The students:
- are comfortable tackling original research questions
- show aptitude in conceptualizing and running both qualitative and quantitative HCI experiments
- acquire the ability to summarize, analyze, and critique published (peer-review) research papers
HCI is a fast-growing field, where scientific research in this area crosses multiple disciplines. The body of theoretical and empirical knowledge that can inform the design of effective systems is rapidly developing, which underscores the importance of current research in the field.
This course aims to provide a sample of some of the most recent and significant advances in this exciting area. Topics may include: situational awareness, designing for attention, ambient/peripheral interaction, computer support cooperative work and social computing (CSCW), ubiquitous and context-aware computing, haptic and gestural interaction, audio interaction, gaze-based interaction, biometric interfaces, and embedded, physical and tangible computing, mobile and wearable interfaces.
The course will consist of lectures and lab sessions. Lab sessions will cover assignments (writing paper reviews, presentations, and peer assessment). In addition to assignments and a final exam, a small part of the course includes a mini group-based HCI project.
The Computer for the 21st Century, Mark Weiser, Scientific American, September 1991, pp. 94 - 104.
Bush, V. (1945). As We May Think. Atlantic Monthly.
Design of Everyday Things, Chapters 1 to 7
|Language of instruction||English|
|Duration (semesters)||1 Semester|
Useful previus knowledge: Interactive Systems
|Modullevel / module level||AS (Akzentsetzung / Accentuation)|
|Modulart / typ of module|
|Lehr-/Lernform / Teaching/Learning method||V+P|
|Vorkenntnisse / Previous knowledge||Interaktive Systeme|
|Course type||Comment||SWS||Frequency||Workload of compulsory attendance|
|Lecture||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Practical training||2||SoSe oder WiSe||28|
|Total time of attendance for the module||56 h|
|Examination||Time of examination||Type of examination|
|Final exam of module||
At the end of the lecture period