Checking date: 29/01/2024

Course: 2024/2025

Human Centered Computing
Master in Computer Science and Technology (Plan: 462 - Estudio: 71)

Coordinating teacher: AEDO CUEVAS, IGNACIO

Department assigned to the subject: Computer Science and Engineering Department

Type: Compulsory
ECTS Credits: 3.0 ECTS


Requirements (Subjects that are assumed to be known)
There are no special requirements beyond having an open mind to understand what human-centered informatics entails.
The course is aimed at training students in the knowledge of different advanced systems development techniques with a people-centered paradigm. This course will show an overview of what is human-centered computing, human-computer interaction, usability engineering, interaction objectives (collaboration, fun,...), advanced interaction paradigms (ubiquitous computing, cross reality, web...), methods and techniques of requirements analysis, design and evaluation. In addition, it is considered a primary objective to foster in students a critical and analytical spirit, which allows them to determine to have a vision of the research fields in the area of human-centered informatics. Specifically, it is intended that students acquire knowledge that allows them - Understand the scientific principles and bases of human-computer interaction. - Understand and analyze the interaction problems that can arise in the development of people-centered systems. - Know and use various methods and techniques for evaluating interactive systems. - Analyze and design interaction mechanisms. - Identify new fields of research in the field of ¿¿human-centered computing.
Skills and learning outcomes
Description of contents: programme
- Human centered informatics - Human-Computer Interaction - Interaction paradigms - Advanced interaction: tangible interaction, wearables, intelligent interfaces and cross-reality - Interaction analysis and design - Evaluation of interactive systems
Learning activities and methodology
- Lectures, during with the teachers will present the theoretic concepts. It is expected that students participate actively in the lectures. - Presentation and discussion of articles and works related to the subject of the course. - The student proposes a project according to the teachers guidance to go deeply into some aspect of the course, followed by public presentation.
Assessment System
  • % end-of-term-examination 0
  • % of continuous assessment (assigments, laboratory, practicals...) 100

Calendar of Continuous assessment

Basic Bibliography
  • Ann Blandford et al. Qualitative HCI Research: Going Behind the Scenes (Synthesis Lectures on Human-Centered Informatics). Springer. 2016
  • Helen Sharp; Yvonne Rogers; Jenny Preece. Interaction design : beyond human-computer interaction. Wiley. 2019
  • Jonathan Lazar, Jinjuan Heidi Feng and Harry Hochheiser. Research Methods in Human Computer Interaction. Elsevier. 2017
  • Rosson and Carroll. Usability Engineering: Scenario-Based Development of Human-Computer Interaction. Morgan Kaufmann. 2001

The course syllabus may change due academic events or other reasons.