Reading material for the exam
Online reading material
User-centred design process
Multidisciplinary nature of IT use (the PACT and ABCS framework)
Lecture 1 slides
Assignment 1 instructions.
Ritter et al (2014): Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems. Chapters 1 & 2.
Goal-directedness of human behaviour
Seven stages of action + gulfs of evaluation and execution
Hierarchical task analysis
Lecture 2 slides
Assignment 2 instructions.
Ritter et al (2014): Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems. Chapter 11
Annett: Hierarchical task analysis. In E. Hollnagel (Ed.), Handbook of Cognitive Task Design. (pp. 17-35). Erlbaum.
Usability criteria, heuristics and characteristics
Lecture 3 slides
Assignment 3 instructions.
Ritter et al (2014): Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems. Chapter 13.3.3.
Nielsen (1995): How to Conduct a Heuristic Evaluation.
Lim et al. (2008): The anatomy of prototypes: Prototypes as filters, prototypes as manifestations of design ideas. ACM Transactions on Computer–Human Interaction, Vol. 15, No. 2, Article 7.
Computational approach to UI design
Lecture 4 slides
Assignment 4 instructions
Oulasvirta (2017): User interface design with combinatorial optimization. IEEE Computer, Vol. 50, No. 1, pp. 40–47.
Research question and its operationalization through research methods
Reliability and validity
Triangulated and redundant multi-method research designs
Qualitative vs. quantitative methods
Mixed-method designs (qualitative+quantitative)
Principles of ethical treatment of human participants
Lecture 5 slides
Assignment 5 instructions
Ritter et al (2014): Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems. Chapters 13.1–13.2
Independent and dependent variable
Internal, external, construct and ecological validity
What ANOVA/t-test, linear regression and contingency table analyses measure
Lecture 6 slides
Assignment 6 instructions
Hornbaek (2013): Some whys and hows of experiments in human–computer interaction. Foundations and Trends in Human–Computer Interaction Vol. 5, No. 4, Chapters 1–4.
Open and axial coding
Lecture 7 slides
Assignment 7 instructions
Elliott & Timulak (2005). Descriptive and interpretive approaches to qualitative research. In Jeremy Miles, Paul Gilbert (eds): A Handbook of Research Methods for Clinical and Health Psychology. Oxford University Press, pp. 147-159.
Muller (2014). Curiosity, creativity, and surprise as analytic tools: grounded theory method. In Olson & Kellogg (eds.) Ways of knowing in HCI, pp. 25–48.
User models in HCI
Lecture 8 slides
Assignment 8 instructions
Oulasvirta (2019). It's time to rediscover HCI models. interactions, July-August, 52-56.
Focused and divided attention
Multiple resources theory
Lecture 9 slides
Assignment 9 instructions
Ritter et al (2014): Foundations for Designing User-Centered Systems. Chapter 5.3.1.
Wickens, C. W. (2002). Multiple resources and performance prediction. Theoretical Issues in Ergonomics Science, 3(2), 159-177.
Mobile interaction and context-aware computing
Lecture 10 slides
Assignment 10 instructions
Salovaara & Oulasvirta (2004). Six modes of proactive resource management: A user-centric typology for proactive behaviors. NordiCHI 2004. https://doi.org/10.1145/1028014.1028022