HIVK01011U  Cph: Interactive Mediation spaces - Elective and constituent A1

Volume 2016/2017
Education

Informationsvidenskab og kulturformidling, STO 2016

Content

Architecture, layout and interaction design fundamentally influence how people can communicate, interact and collaborate in physical, digital, and hybrid mediation spaces. Information and culture are mediated in such spaces, which include urban spaces, libraries, museums, companies, web sites, social media and new types of locative, virtual and augmented reality interfaces. A central part of the course will be workshops, where theories on affordances, interactivity, mediation, collaboration, coordination, etc. are applied to different types of mediation spaces investigated by the students.

Examples of course contents:

  • affordances for serendipity in mediation spaces, space syntax, topology, affordances for traversal
  • sensory affordances, creativity stimulation, architectural psychology, the city as an interface
  • co-located and distributed collaboration in mediation spaces, articulation work, mobility work
  • awareness, communicative coordination, coordination mechanisms, (work) rhythms
Learning Outcome

Competence objectives for the module

Knowledge and understandig of:

  • The concept of interactive mediation spaces, including the user behavior associated with digital, physical, social, and cultural mediation spaces.

  • Theories/models and methods for the study and investigation of interactive mediation spaces

Skills in:

  • Identifying interactive mediation spaces and comparing, discussing, and explaining interactive mediation spaces in relation to related research areas and/or traditions

  • Reflecting on central theories/models and methods for the study and investigation of interactive mediation spaces

  • Assessing methods, and the combination of methods, for the study and investigation of interactive mediation spaces

Competences in:

  • Designing studies for investigating interactive mediation spaces

  • Performing different kinds of studies and investigations of interactive mediation spaces

  • Designing interactive mediation spaces for users

Academic objectives

The examinee is able to

  • Describe interactive mediation spaces and discuss the concept in relation to related research areas and/or traditions

  • Assess theories/models and methods for the study and investigation of interactive mediation spaces

  • Independently conduct different kinds of studies and investigations of interactive mediation spaces

Examples of literature on the course:

  • de Waal, M. (2011). The ideas and ideals in urban media. pp. 5-20. In: M. Foth et al. (eds.)(2011). From Social Butterfly to Engaged Citizen : Urban Informatics, Social Media, Ubiquitous Computing, and Mobile Technology to Support Citizen Engagement. The MIT Press.
  • Lehn, D.v, Heath, C., & Hindmarsh, J. (2001). Exhibiting interaction: Conduct and collaboration in museums and galleries. Symbolic Interaction, 24(2): 189-216.
  • McCoy, J.M. & Evans, G.W. (2002). The potential role of the physical environment in fostering creativity. Creativity Research Journal, 14(3): 409-426.
  • Olson, J.S. & Olson, G.M. (2014). Working together apart: Collaboration over the Internet. Morgan & Claypool.
Classroom teaching, discussions, workshops, group work, presentations, supervision, feedback
Credit
15 ECTS
Type of assessment
Written assignment
Eksamination language: English
Extent: 15-20 standard pages
Aid
All aids allowed
Marking scale
7-point grading scale
Censorship form
No external censorship
Exam period

Summer exam 2017

Re-exam

Same as for the ordinary exam, August 2017

  • Category
  • Hours
  • Class Instruction
  • 45
  • Exam
  • 120
  • Exam Preparation
  • 245,8
  • Total
  • 410,8