Human-computer interaction

Luciano Gamberini
Dept. of General Psychology and HIT Research Centre, University of Padua

Anna Spagnolli
Dept. of General Psychology and HIT Research Centre, University of Padua

A user-centered design is the key to success in the adoption of a technology, to make sure that it is designed compatibly with the characteristics and needs of the user and to evaluate the extent to which it is actually satisfactory to the target users.  We will see how to take into account users at different stages of a design process and what methods are available to do so.
This course will describe the notion of user experience and its dimensions, will consider the most common methods in user-based design and evaluation, will  skecth some of the social aspects of computing and will do so in connection with the students' specific projects.

- User-centered design
- User experience dimensions (performance, satisfaction, usability, presence, fun, acceptance, credibility)
- Self-reported data (questionnaire, interview)
- Behavioral and physiological data (gaze and fixations, EDA, log data, ...)
- Observational and qualitative data (videoanalysis)
- Persuasive technology

Course requirements
Methodological foundations and statistics in cognitive science

Examination modality
Essay where students will be asked to highlight some HCI aspect relevant to their research project and to design a user study to investigate such aspect.

Course material, enrollment and last minute notifications
Made available by the teacher at this Moodle address

14 May 2021, 9:00-13:00
20 May 2021, 14:00-18:00
27 May 2021, 14:00-18:00
03  June 2021,   9:00-13:00
Room 1BC50, Dept of Mathematics; Zoom link in case of quarantined students will be in the Moodle page of the course.

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