|Responsible unit:||Department of Communication and Information Sciences|
|Course/CS Responsible:||Third cycle of studies in Information and Communication in Digital Platforms|
|Acronym||No. of Students||Study Plan||Curricular Years||Credits UCN||Credits ECTS||Contact hours||Total Time|
|ICPD||14||ICPD - Study Plan||1||-||6||-|
|Óscar Emanuel Chaves Mealha|
The purpose of this course is to build a theoretical framework centered on technological mediation, particularly in human-computer interfaces, to consolidate the proposed PhD project of each student. The contribution of this course should be developed according to several complementary perspectives and culminate in the following specific objectives:
i) survey of problem cases in contexts of communication and / or information determined by the theme of each PhD project;
ii) analytical evaluation of a sustained interaction problems of usability and accessibility heuristics appropriate to the context in question;
iii) identification of methodologies for conceptualizing the interface that the user reconciles the perspectives with assumptions of usability, accessibility and comfort cognitive;
iv) integration of knowledge acquired in the “state of the art” of the thesis project and in the methodological basis of doctoral work.
This context should serve as a stimulus for each student to assess and strengthen their respective state of the art in order to significantly improve the reading that makes the contribution of technological mediation for their work context or doctorate.
The second stage of the iterative cycle focuses on the symbolic construction and execution of a method of screening in the context of a real Web system that fits into the context of thematic perspective PhD. To this end, each student should define the specific heuristic, more appropriate to the case study and including guiding assumptions of analysis of usability, accessibility and satisfaction.
Finally, the work must be defended in public space and presented in the form of a short paper, in Portuguese or English (preferred).
Motivation to address Communication and Information Science problems in technology mediated contexts.
1. Interaction Paradigms
Interaction, interactivity and interface
Historical perspective of the paradigms
Paradigms of Interaction
WIMP and GUI
NUI (voice, touch, gesture and haptic)
Mobile devices (smartphones & tablets)
Multimedia - multimodal
Virtual reality (augmented and mixed)
Direct Manipulation (applied in information visualisation)
Types of Interfaces
Current and future trends
2. Cognitive Processes and Cognitive Comfort
Human aspects of HCI
Basic concepts of Cognitive Psychology - perception, attention, memory, problem solving, decision making and cognitive styles -
some current issues
Emotions and their relationship with cognition
Aspects of interaction - some issues studied in this area
Motivation of users
Issues of gender, age, disability and interculturality related to HCI
3. Methodologies Integration of Tacit Knowledge and Explicit
Tacit Knowledge (CT) vs. Explicit Knowledge (EC)
Importance of the conversion process of CT in EC
Methodology for collection and possible conversion of CT in EC
4. Project Management Models in HCI
User Centered Design (user-centric)
Community Centered Design (centered communities)
Design Cooperative / Participatory Design (participatory)
Contextual Design (contextual)
5. Techniques and Methodologies for Assessing Interaction
Empirical methods (fieldwork / lab)
Analytical methods (heuristic)
Human-centered design for interactive systems (ISO 9241-210: 2010)
Evaluation of usability (ISO 9241-11: 1998 and Optimal Experience)
Reason - Effectiveness and efficiency
Emotions and Feelings - Satisfaction
The student should find in this course of Interaction Design and Analysis, specific transdisciplinary knowledge to develop, within the synergies created by studies conducted in both institutions, adequate for the analysis and action in contexts of technologically mediated communication and information, particularly in the area dedicated to human-computer interfaces.
The challenges included in this course should also stimulate the systematic and continuous production of original knowledge and its dissemination. Production should be directly correlated with skills in design and evaluation of the interaction in this case as a contribution to the development of the draft doctoral thesis project.
This course should enhance or develop the following skills:
i) understand critically, and use research methods from the sub-area of Human-Computer Interaction in order to assess the methodological proposals of doctoral work;
ii) conduct original research that contributes to the widening of frontiers of scientific knowledge in the areas of human and institutional communication and information science in addressing the relevance in terms of usability and accessibility of technical systems and devices belonging to it;
iii) work performance sustained research and its dissemination with a view to rigorous critical thinking and consequent constructive intervention in the design process of interaction in contexts of technological mediation.
|Frequência das aulas||48,00|
|Trabalho de investigação||70,00|
The teaching-learning strategy based on an iterative cycle of knowledge building that starts with the stimulating intervention and lectures of faculty members, complemented by an appeal to the participation of students through a critical response to the topics and examples on display. This first step should contextualize the students in the sub-area of interaction design, highlighting the problems typically associated with him.
The assessment is done continuously throughout the course. The various components of evaluation are collected in presencial environment, or as the result of autonomous work:
- Presentation of thematic context, its relevance and research synthesis [30%]
- Development of a short scientific paper (English or Portuguese language), public presentation and discussion [70%]
The following items may influence the fnal grade in +- 2/20 point scale:
- Track record of the student and the indicators of participation, attendance and timeliness
- Discussion and contributions in public space on the work of others