Mobile HCI

2021/2022

Prerequisite/Recommended prerequisite for participation in the module

Recommended professional prerequisites: insight into basic HCI, including design of graphical user interfaces, evaluation of usability, and prototyping

Content, progress and pedagogy of the module

Disclaimer.
This is an English translation of the module. In case of discrepancy between the translation and the Danish version, the Danish version of the module is valid.

Learning objectives

Knowledge

The student must gain knowledge of challenges and opportunities in user interaction with mobile devices, systems and services, or interaction in mobile contexts. This includes focus on technology, interaction, and usage context. In relation to this, the student must gain knowledge about the design of interaction, and the evaluation of usability and user experience.

Possible topics include:

  • interaction design for small displays
  • interaction design for small physical devices
  • interaction design for mobile use, and dynamic usage
  • contexts multi- and / or cross-device interaction
  • digital ecologies
  • wearables
  • methods / techniques for evaluating mobile usability of user experience
  • methods / techniques simulation of mobility and context
  • advantages and disadvantages of resp. lab and field evaluation
  • longitudinal field studies, experimental control and ecological validity

Skills

  • be able to design and empirically evaluate interaction design / user interfaces for mobile devices, systems and services.
  • be able to select and apply appropriate mobile technologies for a given context of use, select and apply appropriate interaction techniques
  • be able to select and apply appropriate evaluation methods.

Competences

master principles of interaction design and evaluation for mobile devices, systems and services and be able to select and apply these in mobile usage scenarios

Type of instruction

The teaching is organized in accordance with the general teaching methods for the education, cf. section 17

Extent and expected workload

The student is expected to spend 27.5 hours per ECTS, which for this activity means 137.5 hours.

Exam

Exams

Name of examMobile HCI
Type of exam
Written or oral exam
ECTS5
Assessment7-point grading scale
Type of gradingInternal examination
Criteria of assessmentThe criteria of assessment are stated in the Examination Policies and Procedures

Additional information

Contact: Study Board for Computer Science via cs-sn@cs.aau.dk or 9940 8854

Facts about the module

Danish titleMobilt HCI
Module codeDSNSWFK211
Module typeCourse
Duration1 semester
SemesterSpring
ECTS5
Language of instructionDanish and English
Empty-place SchemeYes
Location of the lectureCampus Aalborg
Responsible for the module

Organisation

Study BoardStudy Board of Computer Science
DepartmentDepartment of Computer Science
FacultyTechnical Faculty of IT and Design