After this course, students will:
1. have a basic overview on the topic of human computer interaction and the scientific contributions made by various fields;
2. be able to critically evaluate human computer interaction projects;
3. have an overview of theories that discuss how combinations of humans and machines can be viewed as intelligent systems;
4. have a basic overview on the state of the art of emerging human computer interfaces, including Virtual Reality, Augmented Reality and the Internet of Things;
5. have the technical skills required to create a project using one of these interfaces;
6. have created an experimental project in which an innovative form of human computer interaction is explored;
7. have communicated their final project concisely in a multimedia presentation.
The human cognitive system and the digital computer are two very different systems, both showing almost equally astonishing achievements. In the CSAI program, students study|
extensively how these different systems can produce intelligent behavior and how the underlying structures of the brain and the computer cause these systems to excel in different
kinds of tasks. In this course, we will focus on how humans and computers interact with each other and how we can design human-centered, collaborative, hybrid systems that might be
more intelligent than the sum of their parts. We will study the psychological models that arebeing used to design websites, apps and other everyday digital objects. The focus of the
course however will be in exploring (relatively) new computer interfaces that allow for more natural forms of interaction. What kind of opportunities do the spatial and embodied forms of
interaction in Virtual Reality offer? How will Augmented Reality technology that offers contextualized information, precisely when needed, blend in our experience of the world,
change our everyday lives? Can we use IoT technology to build smarter societies?
The course will cover several types of human computer interaction, making use of different
technologies. For your final project you will choose one of these interactions and create a prototype. We will provide you with guidance and online resources to facilitate you in
developing the technical skills you need for your final project.
The assessment of this course is based on:
Written exam (60%)
Final group project (40%)
Students are required to attend all classes to pass this course. Please contact the teacher of
this course when you expect to miss a class to discuss an extra assignment.
All literature will be announced on Blackboard at the start of the course.