6 ECTS credits
172 h study time

Offer 1 with catalog number 4018166FNR for all students in the 1st semester at a (F) Master - specialised level.

Semester
1st semester
Enrollment based on exam contract
Impossible
Grading method
Grading (scale from 0 to 20)
Can retake in second session
Yes
Taught in
English
Faculty
Faculty of Science and Bio-engineering Sciences
Department
Computer Science
Educational team
Sandra TRULLEMANS
Beat SIGNER (course titular)
Activities and contact hours
26 contact hours Lecture
26 contact hours Seminar, Exercises or Practicals
26 contact hours Independent or External Form of Study
Course Content

The course covers the following topics:
- Interaction design
- Requirements analysis and prototyping
- Evaluation methods
- Information architectures
- Multimodal interaction
- Pen-based interaction
- Interactive tabletops and surfaces
- Gesture-based interaction
- Tangible, embedded and embodied interaction
- Virtual and augmented reality
- Implicit human-computer interaction

Course material
Digital course material (Required) : Relevant material (including the lecture slides), lecture slides, additional papers and book chapters, contact information, deadlines, exercises, exam details etc., Learning platform
Additional info

The lectures are given in English. Relevant course material (slides) is available on Canvas. For specific course topics, pointers to relevant additional resources (research papers, books and book chapters, website, specifications, online tutorials etc.) will be provided as well.

Learning Outcomes

General competences

Knowledge and Understanding:
After attending the course on Next Generation User Interfaces, the student has an understanding of the interaction principles introduced by new devices such as smartphones, multi-touch tables or gesture-based interfaces as well as the theoretical background behind these interaction principles. The student is able to reflect on the qualities and shortcomings of different interaction styles, while placing the user at the core of the interface design process.

Application of Knowledge and Understanding:
The student can apply the theoretical background and interaction principles discussed in the course and create interfaces that go beyond the classical WIMP metaphor. They have knowledge of analytical and programmatic tools for the creation of next generation user interfaces. The student is further able to carry out a practical project focussing on post-WIMP user interfaces.

Judgement Shaping:
The student knows various examples of interfaces that go beyond the classical GUI as well as their related modalities. The student is able to assess the usability and effectiveness of user interfaces by using the tools and principles studied during the course. Based on these tools and principles, the student is further able to match different modalities and interfaces in a given context.

Communication:
The course attendees can express themselves in written and oral form about the subjects mentioned above.

Learning Skills:
The course should give students the ability to understand the possibilities and limitations of next generation user interfaces and to recognise variations of such interfaces. They should further be able to understand and evaluate new developments and technologies in fields related to the course and have the skills to independently study and master these new technologies.

Grading

The final grade is composed based on the following categories:
Oral Exam determines 40% of the final mark.
PRAC Teamwork determines 60% of the final mark.

Within the Oral Exam category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Oral exam with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 40% of the final mark.

    Note: During the exam period an oral exam covering all the course topics will be conducted as well as a demonstration and discussion of the assigned projects.

Within the PRAC Teamwork category, the following assignments need to be completed:

  • Project with a relative weight of 100 which comprises 60% of the final mark.

    Note: During the semester students have to work on a group project.

Additional info regarding evaluation

The final grade is a weighted average. During the semester an assignment has to be done (counts for 60% of the final grade). During the exam period an oral exam covering all the course topics will be conducted as well as a demonstration and discussion of the assigned project (counts for 40% of the final grade). In order to pass the course, the final grade has to be at least 10/20. Furthermore, each individual grade (assignment or oral exam) has to be at least 8/20, otherwise the lower of these two grades becomes the final grade.

In the second exam period, assignments that were not satisfactory can be reworked and defended again. Also the oral exam can be redone. The final mark is calculated in the same way as in the first exam period.

Academic context

This offer is part of the following study plans:
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science: Standaard traject (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Applied Computer Science: Default track (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Applied Computer Science: Standaard traject
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Artificial Intelligence (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Multimedia (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Software Languages and Software Engineering (only offered in Dutch)
Master in Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Web & Information Systems (only offered in Dutch)
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Artificial Intelligence
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Multimedia
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Software Languages and Software Engineering
Master of Applied Sciences and Engineering: Computer Science: Profile Web & Information Systems