second cycle 7.5 credits

Interaction Technology

Summary

Admission requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer
Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180
higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.

This course is offered as part of program:

Syllabus

Syllabus for students spring 2018, spring 2017

Course Code:
DA606A revision 2
Level of specialisation
A1N
Main fields of study:
No main fields
Language:
English
Date of establishment:
31 October 2011
Date of ratification:
31 October 2011
Decision-making body:
Faculty of Technology and Society
Enforcement date:
16 January 2012

Course description

The aim of the course is that the student should gain understanding of the fundamental concepts of interaction technology. The student will learn what the limitations and opportunities of man and machine are, and how these should be taken into account when designing the interaction between them.

Advancement in relation to the degree requirements

This course forms part of Computer Science, Master's Programme (One-Year).

Entry requirements

1. Bachelor of Science in Computer Science or Degree of Engineering in Computer
Science, or a degree in a related field. All degrees must be equivalent to at least 180
higher education credits.
2. The equivalent of English 6/English B in Swedish secondary school.

Learning outcomes

Knowledge and understanding
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:

  • knowledge of central concepts and theories of HCI - human computer interaction
  • knowledge of central concepts of visualization
  • knowledge of central concepts of physical computing and physical interaction
Skills and abilities
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • ability to program microcontrollers connected to the environment through sensors and actuators
  • ability to use microcontrollers to collect and visualize data
Judgement and approach
On completion of the course the student shall demonstrate:
  • ability to make an aesthetic judgement for different software solutions

Assessments

Requirements for pass: Passed written and oral presentation of the project.
Requirements for pass with distinction: passed with distinction written presentation of the project and passed oral presentation of the project.

Course content

The course contains concepts that are central to both traditional HCI (for example screen based interaction) as well as physical interaction. A number of topics are covered such as:

  • understanding users
  • social interaction
  • physical interaction
  • data gathering
  • data visualization
  • data mashups
The course ends with a project combining elements such as physical interaction, data gathering and visualization.

Learning activities

Lectures, seminars, workshops and individual studies.

Grading system

Fail (U), Pass (G) or Pass with Distinction (VG).

Course literature and other teaching materials


Yvonne Rogers, Helen Sharp, Jenny Preece: Interaction Design: Beyond Human-Computer Interaction, 3rd edition, Wiley 2011, ISBN 978-0-470-66576-3

Course evaluation

All students are given the opportunity to give their comments at the end of the course in writing. A compilation of the results will be available on the faculty computer net. Student participation is in the form of course meetings.


Examination Codes

Contact

The education is provided by the Faculty of Technology and Society at the department Computer Science and Media Technology.

Further information

Samuel Andersson, Student Services Assistant
Phone: 040-66 57759
Shahram Jalaliniya, Course Responsible
Phone: 040-66 57985

Application

15 January 2018 - 25 March 2018 Day-time 50% Malmö This course is offered as part of a program

16 January 2017 - 26 March 2017 Day-time 50% Malmö Schedule This course is offered as part of a program

Tuition fees

for non-EU students only

First instalment: 16000 SEK
Full tuition Fee: 16000 SEK

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