NDAK15012U Advanced Topics in Human-Centered Computing (ATHCC)
MSc Programme in Computer Science
MSc Programme in Computer Science w/minor subject
The aim of the course is to introduce participants to advanced topics in human-centered computing (HCC). HCC spans computer-supported cooperative work, human-computer interaction, participatory design, software development, 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.
- Human-centered 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, generalizability, precision, and realism depending upon research questions and methods.
- Analyzing scientific papers, including considerations on users, tasks, the context of use, and technologies.
- Discussing scientific work in HCC, in particular the relation betweeen construction of interfaces, understanding users, and conceptually-driven work.
- Identifying poor and good arguments in HCC.
- Identifying and analyzing scientific literature within HCC research domain
- Synthesizing the literature within a specific area or domain of HCC, focusing on the relation to human use of technology and the major phenomena surrounding such phenomena.
- Formulating and discussing open research questions and problems within the HCC area
Selected papers and book chapters. See Absalon when the course is set up.
Academic qualifications equivalent to a BSc degree is recommended.
- Class Instruction
- Practical exercises
- Project work
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 assessmentStudents are graded on an overall assessment of the four assignments that they hand in.
- All aids allowed
- Marking scale
- 7-point grading scale
- Censorship form
- No external censorship
Several internal examiners
Resubmission of (possibly revised) assignments. The revised assignments have to be handed in no later than 2 weeks before the reexam week.
Criteria for exam assesment
See Learning Outcome.