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Ilmoittautuminen ja opintomaksu

90 euros
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Programming course

Subprogramme: Software Systems

Level: Intermediate studies

Requirements: Programming course.

History and principles of user interfaces are presented. Basic modalities are described from a psychological, ergonomic and technical point of view. This includes reviewing the working of basic interaction techniques such as keyboard, mouse, pointing, touch, speech, displays, acoustics and haptics. Interface design is addressed through methods and principles presenting graphical user interfaces and direct manipulation, menus, navigation, up to multimodal interfaces. User modeling is treated through cognitive, experiential and social models of users and task analysis culminating in computational models of users to be included in interactive systems. Social computing and computer supported cooperative work are introduced with basics of collaboration and related theories of computer mediated communication. The course includes teaching of prototyping, evaluation and experimentation approaches.

Lectures: 27.10.2015-9.12.2015, tuesdays 14-16, wednesdays 10-12
The language of instruction is English.

Kumpula Campus, Exactum, Gustaf Hällströmin katu 2b, D122

Exam: monday 14.12.2015, 16.00-18.30, CK112

Rogers Y., Sharp H., Preece J: Interaction Design: beyond human-computer interaction, 3rd ed., Wiley, 2011.

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