Interactive Systems

Networking and Services
Advanced studies
Requirements: Programming course. Synopsis: Interactive systems pervade our life in mobile, desktop and embedded applications. The course will give an overview of interaction paradigms: from desktop, to mobile, and to ubiquitous computing. Interaction techniques will be introduced for multi-modal, adaptive, social, and affective computing. Established development approaches and tools will be presented including user modeling, interaction design, and interaction prototyping platforms. The course will give opportunity to students to develop a state-of-the-art interactive system on one of the topics of the course. Course book: J. A. Jacko, A. Sears:The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook: Fundamentals, Evolving Technologies and Emerging Applications (Human Factors and Ergonomics), 2nd ed., Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, 2008.
Year Semester Date Period Language In charge
2011 autumn 05.09-05.12. 1-2 English Eve Hoggan


Time Room Lecturer Date
Mon 14-16 D122 Eve Hoggan 05.09.2011-13.10.2011
Thu 14-16 B222 Eve Hoggan 05.09.2011-13.10.2011

Exercise groups

Group: 1
Time Room Instructor Date Observe
Mon 16-18 D122 Eve Hoggan 12.09.2011—14.10.2011


Lecture Topics


User Centered Design

User Interface Design

Input Technologies and Techniques

Sensors and Recognition

Mobile Interaction

Multimodal Interaction



Data Mining

Games and Entertainment Interfaces

Usability Testing


 All lecture slides will be available through Moodle -

Completing the course

Project report and oral examination - 5th December 2011

Students should try to attend the majority of lectures and all of the exercise sessions related to their group project work.

All lectures will take place in the first period of the term i.e. until October 14, but the course will continue through the second period of the term too. Students should use the second period of the course to complete their group project work.



Literature and material

 Course Texts

The Human-Computer Interaction Handbook 2nd edition - ed. Sears and Jacko.

Interaction Design - Preece, Sharp and Rogers