Human-computer interaction

Teacher
Luciano Gamberini
Dept. of general Psychology and HIT Research Centre, University of Padua
luciano.gamberini[at]unipd.it
M-PSI/01, M-PSI/06

Aim
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.

Syllabus
- User-centered design, mediated interaction
- Ethics and deontology
- 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 ethnographic data (videoanalysis)

Course requirements
Methodological foundations and statistics in cognitive science

Examination modality
Essay where students will be asked to highlight some HCI aspect relevant to the system they are going to use in 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

Schedule
15 May 2019, 14:00-18:00
22 May 2019, 14:00-18:00
29 May 2019, 14:00-18:00
5 June 2019, 14:00-18:00

Location
Meeting room of HIT centre, via Luzzatti 4

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