Advanced Topics in Human-Centred Computing (ATHCC)
The aim of the course is to introduce participants to advanced topics in human-centred computing (HCC). HCC spans human-computer interaction, computer-supported cooperative work, and advanced interaction techniques.
Participants will read current and classic papers on HCC and discuss them in-depth. In addition, they will hand in four written assignments on parts of HCC that will be used to grade the course. One of these assignments is a log of notes from reading and questions for the papers read; the others are about particular topics in HCC for which a literature survey or analysis is required.
The topics discussed in the course are intended to inspire students to pick topics for their master theses.
MSc Programme in Computer Science
MSc Programme in Computer Science with a minor subject
- Human-centred computing (HCC).
- Current research topics in HCC, including but not limited to user experience, advanced user interfaces, collaboration supported by computers, and methods for developing user interfaces.
- Research methods in HCC, including their relative benefits and drawbacks considering aspects of validity, reliability, generalisability, precision, and realism depending upon research questions and methods.
- Analysing scientific papers, including considerations on users, tasks, the context of use, and technologies.
- Discussing scientific work in HCC, in particular, the relation between construction of interfaces, understanding users, and conceptually-driven work.
- Identifying poor and good arguments in HCC.
- Identifying and analysing scientific literature within HCC research domain.
- Synthesising the literature within a specific area or domain of HCC, focusing on human use of technology and the major phenomena surrounding it.
- Formulating and discussing open research questions and problems within the HCC area.
Classroom discussions and assignments.
Selected papers and book chapters. See Absalon when the course is set up.
Some introduction to parts of human-centred computing, for
instance through courses on Interaction Design, Human-Computer
Interaction, User-centred Design, Computer Supported Cooperative
work or the like.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
PhD’s can register for MSc-course by following the same procedure as credit-students, see link above.
- 7,5 ECTS
- Type of assessment
Continuous assessmentContinuous assessment based on 4 assignments. The final grade is given on an overall assessment of the assignments.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Criteria for exam assessment
See Learning Outcome.
Single subject courses (day)
- Class Instruction
- Practical exercises
- Project work
- Course number
- 7,5 ECTS
- Programme level
- Full Degree Master
- Block 3
- No limit
The number of seats may be reduced in the late registration period
- Study Board of Mathematics and Computer Science
- Department of Computer Science
- Faculty of Science
- Joanna Bergström (6-6c716370706342666b306d7730666d)
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