Reading material for the exam

Lecture #


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

Mental models

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

Heuristic evaluation


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 design

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


Quantitative analysis

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.


Qualitative analysis


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.


Multimodal interaction

Multimodal integration/fusion

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.

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